Danish Pastry

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1 cup softened butter
1/3 cup flour

Blend these two together well. Spread out onto a wax sheet of paper approximately 12 x 6 – cover with another sheet of wax paper and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

3-3/4 – 4 cups of flour
2 pks active dry yeast
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla

In a large mixer bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour and the yeast. In a small saucepan, heat milk, sugar and salt until just warm (115-120 degrees). Add to dry mixture in bowl along with the egg and extract. Beat until combined and then beat on high speed for 3 minutes.

Beat in enough flour to make a soft dough – knead on a floured surface about 5 minutes. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

Roll dough to about a 14″ square. Place the chilled butter on half of the dough. Fold dough over butter and press to seal. Turn dough 90 degrees and roll out to about 20×12. Fold into thirds like a letter, turn 90 degrees and roll again to about 20×12. Do this 2 more times (if the dough gets too soft or too much butter oozes out, cover and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes between rolling).

Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

The dough is now ready to use.


Here is picture of some croissants and pear danish that Mark from CA just made from this dough

Mark from CA croissants



7 thoughts on “Danish Pastry

  1. I can’t wait to try this! I just got back from Denmark! One question, can I freeze unused dough? There are only two of us in the house, and I’d love to be able to thaw a bit as I need it!

    thanks…amazing site, by the way, Really easy to navigate.


  2. What temperature do you bake the Danish at. how long do let it rest before you bake it. Thank you Jack

  3. Hi, can’t wait to try this recipe for Danish pastry but I have noticed that in the video you say 1/2 tsp salt and on your recipe it says 1 tsp salt. Not sure of the correct amount?

  4. Hello, I will make this looks so easy. But I need to know if I make it the night before will the dough be ok overnight in refrigerator? I have guest and want to make that morning for them. I love your easy to navigate videos also. Please let me know. terriemperry33@yahoo.com

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