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Danish holiday 'Fastelavn' returns to Ole & Steen

Danish holiday 'Fastelavn' returns to Ole & Steen

This February, Danish bakery Ole & Steen celebrates the return of Fastelavn with true carnival enthusiasm, bringing a taste of the colourful Danish holiday to UK bakeries with its range of limited edition, delicious Festival buns.

Fastelavn (fast-e-la-ven), which translates as “Fast-evening”, is a traditional pre-lent carnival that traces all the way back to Medieval times, long celebrated in Denmark with lots of colour, costume and laughter as a time of fun and indulgence before commencing Lent- much like a Danish Pancake Day!

But at Ole & Steen this month, the pancake batter will be staying in the cupboard. Instead, for a limited time only, the bakery is bringing carnival flair to its stores with a range of scrumptious Festival buns. Inspired by the traditional Danish Fastelavnsboller, these pastry buns are filled to the brim with cream and topped with a variety of delicious frostings and toppings.

The line-up this year features not only the return of Danish favourites, including the timeless Vanilla Festival Bun and classic Mocha Festival Bun, but the all-day bakery will also showcase a new vegan twist on the Fastelavn celebrations, with the delightfully zingy Lemon & Passionfruit Festival Bun (VG).  And that’s not all, also joining in on the Fastelavn festivities is the brand-new Rhubarb Festival Bun, bringing bold new flavours to the traditional holiday.

The full Fastelavn range arrives in all Ole & Steen bakeries from 30th January - 26th February 2024 and is available for click and collect via the Ole & Steen app during this time.  However, for those who can’t pop into a bakery, don’t worry, Deliveroo can deliver the Fastelavn celebrations directly to your door from all participating bakeries.

With so many exciting flavour combinations, the bakery is offering a sweet-tasting bundle, with a choice of any two festival buns for £8.45, available for the duration of the celebration.

Don’t miss out on the festivities this February - head into an Ole & Steen store for a taste of the celebrations!

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