Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chocolate Danish Pastry With Custard


More bread coming up this week. I made this danish pastry two days after the sausage bread. I'm not sure about my family but I am definitely craving for more luxury breads.:o) Though more works needed, still worth it ! Actually, this recipe is best to keep the dough refrigerated overnight before throwing them into the oven.but I can't wait any longer. So bake them on the same day. hehe....

So, here's what I did.
Ingredients for dough :
(A)
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
3-1/2 tspn   yeast
1 tspn  sugar
1/2 cup  all purpose flour
(combine & mix well, set aside to rest for 30 mins)

(B)
2 cups  bread flour
1-1/2 cup  all purpose flour
3/4 cup  sugar
1 tspn salt
2 medium eggs
3 TB  cold butter, chopped

Method :
(1) combine all ingredients (B) into a big mixing bowl, except butter.
(2) stir in mixture (A) and stir to form a soft dough, add in butter and knead till smooth. (do not add in extra flour, rub hands with oil if possible to prevent sticky dough)
(3) once it's done, set aside to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(4) when ready, punch dough to release air and knead till smooth.
(5) now, wrap dough with plastic sheet and keep refrigerated for 30 mins.

Ingredients for chocolate butter :
250gm  butter, soften (sorry, it's 250gm instead of 400gm)
5 TB  cocoa powder
1 TB  dark cocoa powder
(mix cocoa powder & soft butter till well combined. Keep mixture to a medium size plastic bag. Then keep refrigerated overnight or till set)

Ingredients for custard cream :
200ml  milk
2 eggs
2 TB  sugar
2 TB all purpose flour
1 tspn  Singing Dog Vanilla paste
20gm  butter
(combined everything into a saucepan and cook over low heat till thickened. Set aside to cool once it's done)

*1/2 cup  blueberry sauce/jam
*egg glazing (1 beaten egg)

TO ASSEMBLE :
Refer here for folding method
Finally, roll dough flat to a 24x15" size sheet and divide into 18 portions. Then again keep refrigerated for another 30 mins.
Now, withdraw dough from fridge then slightly flatten each dough by rolling pin. Brush dough with egg glaze at all corners then fold them over facing inside. Brush egg glazing over the dough and let them rest for 30 mins.
Finally, place custard & blueberry sauce on top and bake at preheated oven 200'C for about 18-20 mins or till nicely brown & crispy. Best to dust the top with icing sugar before serving.

Tips : always keep dough refrigerated after each folding. this will helps to slow down the proving process.

These chocolate danish pastry are so fluffy & soft the inside and crispy on outer layer. It turned out more like bread than a pastry.  I remember the last time I made them, the layering is perfect. So, can't skip the step if you're expecting a nice appearance. :o)

Here's the perfect homemade danish pastry I ever made.
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I'm sending this to Yeastspotting @ Wild Yeast.

21 comments:

Pamela said...

Dear Krsity, it sure is worth taking all the trouble, they turned out perfect. Big hugs

Juliana said...

Looks delicious this Danish....especially with the custard.
Hope you are having a wonderful week Kristy :)

Vivian Pang said...

You really good at making Danish bread. After failure now I don't have the courage to make again. So just admire yours :)

carpet cleaning Fargo said...

The bread looks wonderful and so good!

Happy Valley Chow said...

Dannggg those look incredible! Great job :)

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Mr. & Mrs. P said...

This looks amazing!!! Never made a danish pastry before!!! Need to try this asap

Belinda said...

Chocolate-fruit-custard - can that be any better?

Medeja said...

Oh they look just delish.. and I can imagine they are so much better than the ones from coffee shops!

CaThY said...

Wow Kristy, you are so talented! I love all your bakes! Thanks for sharing :)

divya said...

looks sooo delicious n yummy...

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Your danish looks like those from Delifrance! Delicious!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Omg! Those are some awesome looking Danish Kristy! Made me want to make it too! Looks so yum by the way... Great work my friend, very impressed! (^-^)

Rosita Vargas said...

Luce muy delicioso y hermoso me gustó el dorado un pan perfecto quiero ir por varios trozos,abrazos y abrazos.

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

You're good at making pastries, Kristy! Thumbs up!

Barbara said...

Hi Kristy! What a marvelous recipe...the pastry turned out beautifully. Wish those were my teeth marks in that last photo!

Angie Schneider said...

They have turned perfectly! Look at all the layers!! My mouth is watering..

Pam said...

Oh my gosh, Kristy! Your Danish look divine and I wish I had one now. You're amazing with all your baking!

Elin Chia said...

Kristy....drooling and wish I could bake these for the family :) Worth all your effort :) They turned out perfectly ! Have a great day dear :)

lena said...

wow,delicious !! did you incorporate the chocolate butter into the dough?

My Little Space said...

Lena, the butter cocoa is to be place onto the dough for the folding process.
Kristy

About said...

This is such a neat idea! :)

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