Saturday, February 9, 2013

Easy Danish Recipe is among Bed and Breakfast Recipes

Looking for a great Easter brunch recipe?  Try this easy Danish which is among the bed and breakfast recipes at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  It does take a little time because of letting the dough rise but the process is simple.

2 packets of Active Dry Yeast
1.5 cups warm milk
4 c. pastry flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. salt
1 c. cold butter
4 egg yolks
2 egg whites, beaten
Pie filling
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
2-3 T. milk

In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk.
In another bowl combine flour, sugar & salt.  Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.  Stir in yeast mix and egg yolks.  Cover and refrigerate for several hours.

Punch the dough down and turn on to a lightly floured surface.   Divide the dough in 3 sections.  Roll each section out into a 9"x7" rectangle.  Cut into 7 one inch strips.  Form a circle with the dough and place circles 2" apart on a greased cookie sheet.  Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Brush each circle with egg whites.  Make an indentation in the center with a teaspoon and fill with indentation with pie filling.

Bake at 350 degrees for 14-17 minutes until slightly browned.  Cool on wire racks.  Once cooled combine the topping ingredients and drizzle over the danish.
Yields about 21-24
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608

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