Jun
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Danish snail

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This is, actually, sorry to disappoint you..made from store-bought Puff Pastry.  I know how to make Puff Pastry, tried a few times, but I think the whole process is a bit laborious.  This is just  a quick way to finish up the Puff pastry dough I have in the freezer, and good for afternoon tea too.   You can make these in less than an hour, including baking time.

This time, I don’t have many choices of filling in hand, so its just cream cheese, chocolate and some blueberries.  Probably I will omit blueberries in the future as the juice came flowing out and hence, the total mess.  Use whatever you think will be suitable as filling, savoury or sweet.  You can even use fruit jam.   And the shape I’m making is the most basic one.. just roll up and then cut into pieces.  You can learn how to make other Danish shapes here.

Take out the Puff pastry sheet at the last minute, as it turns soft quick fast.  Then add the filling, roll and cut.   Put back into the fridge for a few minutes to harden all the butter between the layers in the dough.  Egg wash and bake at 220C for 30 minutes or till you are sure the inside layers are cooked through.

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Instead of egg wash, you can also try this wonderful sticky glaze.  Yum !   Just heat all the ingredients in a saupan till the sugar is dissolve and the syrup is thick.   Brush on your danish and it will turn out sticky and shiny.

Brown sugar 250gm
Butter 125gm
pinch of salt
Honey 85gm honey
Vanilla extract 2 teaspoon
Cinnamon (optional)
 

So the next time you you find Puff Pastry while grocery shopping, don’t forget to buy a box.  A great time-saver.   Happy holidays everyone.