Thursday, November 7, 2013

Twisted Danish Pastry With Cream Cheese Custard

I found this bread dough recipe from BBC Food Blog by Paul Hollywood. I knew this would be something that I shouldn't miss out. I have yet tried out any savory danish so far and the BBC one is definitely tempted me to make more after this. And I'm already planning for one now for my upcoming post. hehe....

And here's what I did.
Ingredients for Danish Dough :
500gm  bread flour
4 TB  sugar
1 TB  yeast
260ml   milk
1 egg (do not beat)
1-1/2 tspn  salt

*250gm  margarine (Planta brand)

Method :
(1) combine flour, sugar, yeast into a big mixing bowl and mix well.
(2) stir in milk & egg to form a soft dough then mix in salt till combined.
(3) leave dough to rest for an hour or till double in size.
(4) punch dough to release air and knead till smooth, keep dough into a large plastic bag and nicely sealed.
(5) now, keep dough refrigerated for at least 2-3 hours or till dough became really chilled or you may keep into freezer for an hour or so. This to slow down the dough from fermentation and its much easier for the folding session.
(6) once dough its ready, place it to a floured working table and roll dough into 12x24" size.
(7) spread on margarine to half of the flatten dough then cover with the other half and make sure its nicely sealed.
(8) for further folding, please refer here.
(9) finally, keep refrigerated for about 1-2 hours before used.

Ingredients for cream cheese custard :
250gm  cream cheese, softened
180gm  sugar
1 lime juice & rinds
2 eggs

Method :
(1) beat cream cheese & sugar till creamy.
(2) stir in lime juice, lime rinds and eggs then beat till combined.
(3) cook mixture over double boiler till thickened.
(4) cool custard before used.

Ingredients for sugar frosting :
1 cup icing sugar
2 tspn  lime juice & rinds
(combine everything & mix well then drizzle to pastry)
* 1/2 cup of fruit jam for topping

TO ASSEMBLE :
(1) roll dough into 12x24" size then cut into 10 portions from the longer side.
(2) carefully twist each dough then roll into circle and press to center.
(3) leave twisted dough to slightly grease baking tray for about 30 mins or till double in size.
(4) brush with egg glazing then fill center with cream cheese custard and top with any jam as desired.
(5) finally, bake at preheated oven 190'C for about 25 min or till golden brown.
(6) cooled then decorate the top with lime flavour sugar frosting.

How could you say NO to this delicious looking pastry ! But still not really satisfied with the margarine. I guess its time to try it out with real butter. After all, the cream cheese filling is an awesome combo. Love...love it so much !
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I'm sending this to Yeastspotting @ Wild Yeast Blog.

12 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

Gosh, Kristy, you are an expert in making Danish pastries! These look divine!

Foodzeit Blogger said...

I do have to agree with Angie. Those do look so appetizing. Well done. I will take this inspiration and bake some as well. I want to add some fresh vanilla to the custard, I believe it will give is some smooth extra kick. Well done

Anne Regalado said...

Kristy , I love BBC Food's site as well and always lurk at that site looking for some inspiration :D Gotta check P Hollywood's bread recipes sometime . Those danish pastries look wonderful ! Love the flakiness of your pastry so as the cream cheese topping , of course ;D

Vivian Pang said...

You are so good in making pastry. They look very delicious!

Mich PieceofCake said...

Your danish looks absolutely delicious! Reminds me of those from Delifrance!

Pam said...

Excellent, Kristy! I would never attempt this, but you did a great job, they look delicious. Way to go!

Amelia said...

Hi Kristy, this is so delightful. Yours look so professional. Send me half a dozen, please. :))

Have a wonderful weekend.

CQUEK said...

oh YUM! another one to try! thank you.

Jeannie Tay said...

Looks amazing! I don't think I can make that complicated twist and get it so neat!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

sound very nice wor!

CaThY said...

very yummy looking! Love all yr danish pastries :)

lena said...

how nice if i can a piece for breakfast now!

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