Yuletide Danish Pastry


Jolayne Cooper Recipe

By Jolayne Cooper jwcooper


Rating:
Serves:
several
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Method:
Bake
Comments:

I love pastries, especially if they have almond flavors. I found this in a cookbook from the Lion House. It is a restaurant in Salt Lake City. I love that it makes 4 pastries so it is easier when baking for gifts or for a crowd.

Ingredients

PASTRY
1/2 c
warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 c
warm milk
2 Tbsp
dry yeast
1 c
butter, softened
3/4 c
sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 tsp
salt
2
eggs
8 c
flour
CREAM FILLING
1 c
milk
1/2 tsp
salt
1/3 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
flour
1
egg yolk
ALMOND FILLING
1/2 c
butter
3/4 c
sugar
1/2 c
oats
2 tsp
almond flavoring
STREUSEL TOPPING
1/2 c
flour
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
butter
ALMOND ICING
1 c
powdered sugar
2-3 Tbsp
milk or cream
1 tsp
almond flavoring

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PASTRY: In a large bowl, place water and warm milk. Sprinkle yeast over the mixture and then sprinkle sugar over the yeast. Add softened butter, salt, eggs, and 2 cups flour. Beat for 2 minutes with mixer. Add 2 more cups flour and beat again with mixer for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Cover and let rise until double, about 45 minutes. Punch down. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. On a lightly floured board, roll each part into a rectangle. Spread 1/4 Cream Filling on each; then 1/4 Almond Filling on each. Roll up jelly-roll fashion on the long side. Cut about 10 slashes through top of rolls with a serrated knife. Place each roll on a greased cookie sheet, then form into a wreath shape or candy cane shape. Sprinkle with Streusel Topping. Let rise in a warm place until double in bulk, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. Drizzle warm bread with Almond Icing and sprinkle with slivered or sliced almonds.
2
Cream Filling: Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients, then mix in egg yolk. Stir a tablespoon or two of warmed milk into egg mixture, then add egg mixture to the heated milk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture is bubbly and thick. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and cool.
3
Almond Filling: Combine all ingredients with a fork, wire whisk, or electric mixer until well blended.
4
Streusel Topping: Mix all ingredients with a fork, wire whisk, or electric mixer until well blended.
5
Combine powdered sugar with enough milk or cream to make a slightly runny icing. Stir in almond flavoring.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #pastry, #Almond


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6 Comments

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Jolayne Cooper jwcooper
Apr 29, 2013
Glad you liked the recipe.
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Karina Alcala mamade4
Apr 28, 2013
Hey thanks for the recipe used the dough to make my own pastry I loved it and also made some crescent rolls.
My kids loved them especially after I made breakfast sandwiches with the crescents.
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Karina Alcala mamade4
Apr 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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