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SylviaH

Photo: Danish Pastry

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....


Sylvia

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Wisecarver (not verified)

...Oh my gosh those are nice. :-)

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SylviaH

Thanks Wisecarver....I have another batch from a different and better recipe coming a couple or so hours from now....I will post a photo. 


Sylvia

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audra36274

My husband even oooohhhh! them from over my shoulder across the room! Don't beat yourself up. they had to be yummy with all those layers of goodness! If these were the rejects what can the others possibly be! WOW!


                                                                         Audra

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SylviaH

Audra you always compliment so nicely... thank you, you are encourageing...the next recipe has flowed along smoothly...I'll post some photos a little later this evening!  I hope I don't mess it up!!  : )


Sylvia

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holds99

They do look more like puff pastry dough, with the layers, than a straight sweet pastry dough.  Did you make the dough the way puff pastry is made, with the butter rolled and layered between the dough?  Anyway, those are really good looking pastries.


Howard

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SylviaH

Howard,  When I copied this recipe to bake..I thought I was copying the one on the Joe Pastry site...instead I copied the one I was veiwing previously on epicurious....terrible recipe!  That's the ones your looking at here...they may look good enough to eat but they taste so blawww...also the same day when making this batch of dough I made the recipe from Michel Suas ' I don't have his book...got the recipe on Steve's site breadceteria....I posted a photo of these under Croissants...Oh, these are so good and yet look the same....but totally different flavor and yet I used the same flours and butters in both...I had to put them in the freezer so my husband 'Mike' and I would not eat to many...I think the recipe on Joe Pastry would have tasted good too...but I messed that up...I really just wanted to make the two different recipes to see which I liked best...having a while back made a sourdough Danish...now I've tried 3 different recipes...so far Suas is the best...!!


So both this photo/recipe and the Croissant,Choc.rolls,danish/recipe photos...are  2 different 'Danish Pastry has yeast'  recipes...which use yeast....Puff Pastry has no yeast!  It actually pretty easy to make these pastries...you just mix up a very easy simple dough...fix a thin layer of cold firm butter...roll and fold a few times...with nice time breaks inbetween and that's about it....Steve has fun video showing how simple to make...but they are just to fattening!!


Sylvia