Lined up on the long table, the numerous cakes make an impressive sight. There’s everything from Swiss rolls, pastries and sponge cakes to layer cakes, biscuits and tarts. A veritable spread of delights!
Welcome to the Southern Jutlandic Coffee and Cakes table (Sønderjysk Kaffebord), which has developed into something of an institution in the region.
Calling it a coffee table is perhaps a little misleading, as it’s the cakes, rather than the coffee, which catch the eye. What many people don’t know, however, is that behind the cakes, there’s a more serious story that can be traced back to the Danish struggle for sovereignty in Sønderjylland.