I printed out a recipe for this Danish Pastry dough and made the recipe: I was not happy with the way the dough came out at all...it seemed way to stiff from the beginning and it had some brown sugar in it...which seemed strange....the dough just did not handle easily for me. They did not bake right for me at all. After making these I went back to the site where I 'thought I had copied the recipe'...It had a different recipe on it!! I looked at my copy of the recipe...only to discover I had printed out a recipe from another site...Ooooh! I knew there was something odd when I saw the brown sugar ingredient!! Though these are very tastey...they are not what a Danish should be at least to me anyway...though they used my good butter,organic flour, ect...I will not repeat this recipe or mistake copying again...hopefully! This recipe below is from Epicurious. The one I wanted was from 'Joe Pastry.com' I have not made it before and wanted to try it....
I also have another recipe for Danish Pastry that I have the dough almost finished...I will post pictures later today...hopefully..they will turn out to be a little better...as I'm just a novice baker... the recipe is not from Joe Pastry...it's another different recipe...I know it makes a nice Danish Pastry!! I just hope I can have a successful bake with the next batch! I have made Danish Pastry once before it was a sourdough recipe...I made bearclaws and fruit danish with it...it was pretty good!
Danish Pastry is made with yeast. I used Cherries and Apricot for the topping with a sugar fondant drizzle.
The dough just before rolling out and cutting>>>you can see the butter peaking through>>>not good!! The dough was started last nite. One good thing my new camera now automatic sets the image size...that's a big help posting.
We ate some and they are really good!! But as I said not what they should be like!!
I hope the next recipe turns out more like a Danish should....this seemed more like a puff pastry than a danish pastry....
Thanks for the help, explaining and incouragement 'dmsnyder' from your post on this subject......I was having a little practice run on slashing...on Susan's Sourdough little boules...I was asked earlier to post before bake photo's..they were beginning to open up on the slashes from sitting to get this photo...the only thing I have maybe improved a little on is I'm slashing without much hesitation...I would like to take a loaf and make about 20 slashes in it just for practice... it's one of my favorite things to do when making bread!! I haven't decided if I like my little red tomato knife or my double edge razor best for slashing...I'am leaning towards the razor...because I don't tend to go as deep...the knife seems to make the slashes a little wider and I tend to go cut deeper!! And then there's all the other things that come in to play with how the slashing turns out...steaming, dough ect., ect....practice!! : )
MEOW!!! I still need a lot of practice!! Looks like two cats ears!! : ) Sylvia
I made 4 Sourdough Boules today and totally messed up the recipe '
'big time' making the first two large ones in the back of the photos...the ones with the nice cracks. They sang loud and clear! I rescued them by just going pretty much on the feel of the dough and cheated with a little added yeast... My husband said that they were his favorite kind of bread to eat!! Go figure!! Well they did have a very crunchy crackly crust and a very tender light crumb...the flavor was very mild sourdough flavor with the nice flavor plus from the new 12 grain flour KA mixture I been using for a little extra fiber and flavor. They went nice with the chili con carne made with small red beans I soaked the nite before...I got a new camera for Christmas and wanted to try out these photos...hey I did pretty good...but I think I still better read the instructions!! Just not enough hours in the day!
I used K.A. Organic 12 - Grain Flour Blend...Wheat, Amaranth, Quinoa, Sorghum, Brown Rice, Spelt, Barley, Millet, Oats, Rye, Buckweat, Corn. to replace some..about a cup of the bread flour in P.R. Italian Bread recipe with a Biga... I thought it's time to start sweeping out some of the Holiday feasting and this would be a beginning! The bread tastes delicious..it has a sweet toasty flavor.
I used my Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe and added fresh/frozen cranberries and topped with cinnamon, brown sugar streusel with a sprinkel of swedish pearl sugar. RECIPE CORRECTION: Should read 1 1/3 Cups of Buttermilk in the Batter!
called Steakhouse Blackbread...It is made with a combination of Rye, Whole Wheat and Bread Flour...It turned out to be a very nice dense, tender, flavorful dinner roll...I was very tempted to add some raisins..next time I will as raisins would go very good with the rich flavor.
I had two fairly large pre-frozen dough ball recipes from Neo-Neapolitan P.R. American Pie. Pre-heated my oven and stone to 550...it was set to come on and be pre-heated automatic for one hour...dough balls were left out to thaw...so when I returned home later that afternoon....everything would be ready for a fast pizza dinner...well under 30 min. dinner ready salad and all. I opened a can of crushed San Marsano Tomatoes...Albertson's carries the brand...also had a package of combination shredded Italian cheeses, provolone, parmesan, asiago, fontina, romano and mozzarella...I know some itailians don't believe in mixing cheese with the sea food...some like it...we like it.. cheese on pasta, pizza, ect..with shrimp! I had a few nice mushrooms so sliced those up..added my spices/herbs/garlic...to my crushed tomato..not a white pizza with the shrimp tonite! I had about a dozen frozen fresh shrimp...Trader Joe's taste great and so handy out of the freezer...picked some fresh basil from my garden. Floured my wooden paddle, laid my dough on it and poked it out into small circle...lifted it and stretched/slapped it back and forth over my hands...using only flour on one side/bottom...I do not add any more flour on my dough...till I had a faily large 12" or so circle...laid it down on the floured brushed wooden paddel....ladeled sauce, added cheese mixture, topped with chopped shrimp, mushrooms, one with a little sliced basil one without the fresh basil...Shook the paddle with little jerks to make sure everything was slidding....sat the paddle front tip down..holding the paddle low from the stone and gave a forward/backward little jerk till the tip of the pizza came in contact with the stone and gently slid the paddle back releasing the pizza nicely onto the stone! Less than 8 minutes everything was done! Lifted the pizza out with the paddle onto my paper grocery sack...keeps the crust crisp, I never put my pizza on a plate to slice..gets to soggy..poured a little EVVOil on top and sliced... This crust is fairly denser to support the heavy toppings and brown nicely on the bottom...delicious flavor from the pre-fermented dough..with a chewy, crispy crust...Made two pizza's in less than 20 minutes. Just Beginning to Brown.
Today I made my first attempt at Norm's onion rolls and I also made P.R. Italian loaf. I have only baked a couple of loaves of bread in my woodfired oven and Im really still learning to start a fire "lol"..getting pretty good now! I don't smoke up the whole neighborhood anymore! I needed to let my oven heat up a little hotter and longer...since I wasn't doing pizza I was going for a shorter time frame. I still have a lot to learn about my oven's heating...I used my hand for a temperature gauge since mine is broke! I did a lot of multitasking today. Next time I will do only one bread recipe. It makes things a lot simpler and more successful for me.
The beginning. Next time I will make a larger onion mixture...recipe just covered these very large rolls.
Done...I sat the rolls on two pans...bottoms turned out browned just right.
Two batches done...I had no idea these rolls were so large!
P.R. Italian Bread...this bread didn't get the attention it needed...rushing around making dinner...it was supposed to be a batard! I want my oven to be hotter next time so it bakes a little faster. It was very dark out and I was using a flashlight during my baking..these photos are done with a flash...it was pitch black inside the oven..and I was trying to hold my flashlight!
P.R. French bread was poked in the side moving it around in the oven....I wasn't happy with the way it turned out...next time darker crust.
I woodfired a meatloaf with garlic roasted potatoes, peas for dinner...just before putting my bread in.
Floyd's Cream Cheese Rolls were the final inspiration to try this recipe. I made a few little changes to the cream cheese. I added an egg yolk, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Used my blender and blended it all until nice and smooth. I made little packages filled with cream cheese with some baking sugar on top with half the dough recipe. We have some real sweet tooths around here!! But these are wonderful as they are not really overly sweet at all....very tastey...thank you Floyd for this wonderful recipe and also to the book...The Village Baker!