Ina Garten's Easy Cheese Danish
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8 ozcream cheese, room temperature
2extra large egg yolks, room temperature
2 Tbspricotta cheese
1 tspvanilla extract
1/4 tspkosher salt ( i used regular table salt)
1 Tbspgrated lemon zest (2 lemons)
2sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry, defrosted
1egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
SIMPLE POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE
1 cpowdered sugar
·enough milk to make a glaze that can be drizzled.
How to Make Ina Garten's Easy Cheese Danish
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Place the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and cream them together on low speed until smooth. With the mixer still on low, add the egg yolks, ricotta, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest and mix until just combined. Don't whip!
- Unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry onto a lightly floured board and roll it slightly with a floured rolling pin until it's a 10 by 10-inch square. Cut the sheet into quarters with a sharp knife. Place a heaping tablespoon of cheese filling into the middle of each of the 4 squares. Brush the border of each pastry with egg wash and fold 2 opposite corners to the center, brushing and overlapping the corners of each pastry so they firmly stick together. Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash. Place the pastries on the prepared sheet pan. Repeat with the second sheet of puff pastry and refrigerate the filled Danish for 15 minutes.
- Bake the pastries for about 20 minutes, rotating the pan once during baking, until puffed and brown. Serve warm.
- Glaze Directions
In a small bowl, place one cup powdered sugar, add powdered sugar 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have a glaze that you can drizzle.