Scandanavian Danish Pastry
by butterflydog

one of my favorite pastry recipes!

MM: Scandanavian Danish Pastry
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Title: Scandanavian Danish Pastry
Categories: Desserts, Yeast, Ethnic
Yield: 3 pastries

4 c To 6 cups flour
1/2 ts Salt
3 Sticks butter or margarine
3 Eggs
1 c Warm milk
2 tb Sugar
1 pk Yeast
1 ts Vanilla
3 Jars of thick preserves
Or jam
Chopped nuts
Powdered sugar

Sift 4 cups of flour and salt into the bowl. Cut in
butter as for pie dough to, make coarse
crumbs.Dissolve yeast in warm milk with sugar until
foamy.Add to flour mixture with slightly beaten eggs
and mix vigorously with wooden spoon.Add additional
flour to make a soft dough and knead smooth and
elastic.Cover in a bowl and refrigerate overnight (
must ).Divide dough into 3 parts. Roll each part on a
lightly floured surface into a large rectangle.Spread
a jar of preserves of choice over dough.Sprinkle with
desried amount of chopped nuts.Bring up both long
sides towards the center, overlapping a bit. Pinch or
tuck under side edges. No need to rise double. Place
on greased baking sheets and bake in a 350 oven 20 to
25 minutes until golden.Glaze or dust with powder
sugar.Cool and cut into slices.Note: this is an
extremely delicious pastry with a wonderful texture. A
variety of fillings could be used instead of the
preserves. However this is not a true Danish dough.
Remember this dough does not use the butter bar and
"turns" and chilling as would a true danish technique.


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