Danish pastries - recipe

Danish pastries

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  1. 1

    Place the flour, 50g of the butter, yeast, salt, sugar, eggs and water into a bowl mix into a smooth dough, rest in the fridge 10 minutes.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 500g Very strong white bread flour
    • 50g Butter (unsalted) cubed
    • 1tsp Salt
    • 1tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
    • 1 tbsp Warm water
  2. 2

    Roll the dough into a rectangle and dot with the remaining 250g butter, fold over 3 times, seal edges.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 250g Butter (unsalted) cubed
  3. 3

    Roll and fold 3 more times in the same direction.

  4. 4

    Roll into one large rectangle, then cut out squares, fill with jam and seal. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 7).

    For this step you'll need:

    • Blackberry jam to fill
  5. 5

    Place onto a greased baking tray prove until double in size. Bake for 15 minutes.

  6. 6

    Cool then decorate with icing, nuts and cherries.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 125g Icing sugar
    • 1 tbsp Warm water
    • 25g Pecan nuts chopped
    • Glace cherries

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