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Cherry Cheese Danish, need I say more? These are the perfect size to just pop in your mouth. They’re like little sliders.
I love cheese Danish pastries. Actually, I love cream cheese. Let me rephrase that: I love the entire cheese family. I think I’ve mentioned this once or twice or a thousand times before.
Making the dough:
1. I use the dough cycle on my bread maker when making bread.
2. First you need to scald your milk. Put the milk into a small saucepan and turn on high. Once the milk starts to boil, remove from heat and let it cool.
3. Add milk, water and butter that has been cut into slices into the bread machine pan.
4. Beat egg in a bowl until frothy. Add to the bread machine pan.
5. Add flour, salt and sugar on top of the wet ingredients. Make a small divot in the flour and add the yeast last in the indentation.
6. Close the lid on your bread machine and set it on the dough cycle.
7. When dough cycle is complete, remove dough from the bread machine and put onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough a few times and add a little flour so that it’s not sticky.
8. Separate dough into three equal balls.
9. Roll one of your dough balls out with a lightly floured rolling pin.
10. Cut dough into 3-inch squares with a pizza cutter. Each ball should make nine squares.
Making the filling:
1. Mix cream cheese in your mixer until creamy.
2. Add egg yolks, sugar, flour and lemon juice and mix until creamy.
3. Add a spoonful of filling to each of the dough squares.
4. Pinch two of the opposite corners together.
5. Then pinch the other two corners together to form a pouch. Roll the top of the pouch under one turn.
6. Get out some toothpicks and break them in half. Stick a toothpick though the top of your pouch where all four corners come together. Repeat this with the other two dough balls.
7. Put your Danish pastries into a large greased metal pan.
8. Cover with a pastry towel and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
9. Spoon a tablespoon of cherry pie filling on the top of each Danish. Put in the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Making the glaze:
1.Mix powdered sugar and milk together in a bowl. Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until the glaze is creamy, but not runny.
2. Once Danish pastries are cool, drizzle the glaze over the top with a spoon. Add as much as you like. Put on a plate and enjoy!
Nancy is the Coupon Clipping Cook, which means she not only has an astounding number of recipes to share with us (her TK recipe box is busting at the seams!) but she's also got loads of money-saving tips in her blog (she worked at a grocery store for a number of years, so she knows her stuff). She has some pretty amazing creations, like Roasted Garlic Potato Soup and Nutty Coconut Chicken. Go check them out!
Heather is a Texas native and the blogger behind Heather's Dish. She's mom to Weston, wife to Nate, and they live in Little Rock, Arkansas with their two "stubborn and saucy" dogs Bunker and Keira. In her blog, she shares her photographs, random musings (serious and silly alike), and all kinds of scrumptious recipes---and not just evil variations of her favorite mac and cheese. Her enviable TK recipe box is a testament to that. Go see for yourself!