Classic Danish Pastry Recipe

Summary

CuisineCourse
MethodDish
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Butter/Margarine1 Cup (16 tbs)
 All purpose flour1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 All purpose flour4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Active dry yeast1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
 Milk1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Egg1
 Lemon extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Almond extract1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Confectioners icing1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4184 Calories from Fat 1796

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 204 g314.3%

Saturated Fat 123.9 g619.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 723.5 mg

Sodium 2171.4 mg90.5%

Total Carbohydrates 509 g169.8%

Dietary Fiber 17.6 g70.4%

Sugars 88.9 g

Protein 79 g157.5%

Vitamin A 123.1% Vitamin C 0.07%

Calcium 49.2% Iron 159.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Cream butter or margarine with 1/3 cup flour.
Pat or roll butter mixture between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 12 x 6-inch rectangle.
Chill thoroughly.
In large mixer bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of the remaining flour and the yeast.
In saucepan heat milk, sugar, and salt just till warm (115-120°).
Add to dry mixture in mixer bowl; add egg and extracts.
Beat at low speed with electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping sides of bowl constantly.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough.
Knead on a lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes).
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 14- inch square.
Place the chilled butter on half the dough.
Fold over other half, sealing edges well with heel of hand.
Roll dough to 20x12-inch rectangle.
Fold in thirds (you now have three layers).
Roll again to a 20x12-inch rectangle.
If butter softens, chill after each rolling.
Repeat rolling and folding two more times.
Chill 30 minutes.
Shape into Almond Fans and Baby Bunting Rolls.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Let rise till almost double (45 to 60 minutes).
Bake at 450° about 8 minutes.
Brush with Confectioners' Icing.
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