Off the beaten track – Billund Bageri (bakery)

20150427_102341So what’s with all the travel posts from Denmark you may think?
I have recently been to Denamrk a few times to check on our holiday house down there. We will likely be going to Legoland every single year in the foreseeable future. Or at least there is a risk of that happening, but we will see. With two boys aged 2 and 4 years old, and a Lego loving uncle (even if he is slightly older …. almost 30 🙂 ) there will be Lego overload for years to come, especially for mum.

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With these trips, a few new discoveries will appear too over the coming years I hope, but already we have found some nice little gems that are worth the visit outside of the main attractions. Some of them have been mentioned already, like Hopballe Mill. Another one, which is in Billund (the home of Legoland and our holiday house), is the lovely little bakery and delicacies shop in the city center. Billund by itself is unfortunately quite the sleepy town, but there are a few little gems making it worthwhile to take a stroll through the downtown area too.

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A couple other shops worth a visit is Beth Baun, a mixture of interior, artwork and delicacies and Bryghuset, which is a brewery and wine shop. They have their own mead brewery and a pub at the location. They sell wine through the big chain in Denmark called H.J. Hansen Vin. This means you can order online and have it shipped to this store if you find something you like elsewhere in the country. This worked perfectly when we tried it!

20150427_101136Billund Bageri (bakery) has a generous selection of traditional baked goods, pastries, bread and cakes. They also make some beautiful baskets for gifts or as host/hostess gifts. Around the shop, you’ll find lovely local produce, both spices, sauces, jams, cheeses, meats and sweets.

The counters are full of delicious treats in all shapes and sizes. So you definitely won’t leave hungry.

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The bakery is nicely set out with several tables both inside and outside the shop. They also have a small menu to order from in addition to all the delicious food you find in the counters.

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As I was leaving shortly after having visited the bakery, I didn’t have the opportunity to buy too much of the fresh products this time. But I did try a creamy chocolate treat, a cross between a cream puff and Sarah Bernard cookie. It was a delicious little mouthful and I look forward to trying more of their homemade stuff next time we visit.
Some salami and a barbecue sauce did make it into the suitcase though, and is being devoured accompanied by good wine at home. 🙂

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