Danish Pastry Recipe

Danish Pastry Recipe
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Danish Pastry is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Danish Pastry by following this easy recipe.
Danish Pastry Recipe
Preparation Time 40 Minutes
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Difficult
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 4-6 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 oz Yeast
  • 3 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Orange Zest (grated)
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Seeds (ground)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1¼ cups Milk
  • 2 cups Butter
How to make Danish Pastry:
  • Dissolve yeast in ½ cup warm water and combine with sugar and salt to make syrup.
  • Beat eggs and mix with grated orange rind, cardamom seeds, and vanilla.
  • Combine 4 cups flour with egg-mixture and yeast mixture, rubbing between your palms.
  • Add 1 cup milk and ¼ cup butter to knead smooth and medium-soft dough.
  • Sprinkle some flour and keep in the fridge for half an hour.
  • Cool rest of the butter to make it stiff and form a shape of square measuring 1/3 inch thick. Coat it with enough flour.
  • Cut into two parts and keep in the fridge.
  • Remove the dough and roll out it in a rectangular shape having 1/3 inch thickness.
  • Roughly divide the dough in three parts without cutting them.
  • Place a piece of butter in the center and fold the one end.
  • Place the remaining butter on the top and fold the second end over it.
  • Press edges together.
  • Roll out again in the previous size in a way to spread the butter evenly.
  • Fold both ends of dough to meet in center and fold again to make 4 layers.
  • Sprinkle with flour, place on a cookie sheet and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Refrigerate for 25 minutes. Repeat the procedure 3 more times.
  • Finally, chill for 3 hours and bake for 12-15 minutes in moderate oven.