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Sweet breakfast danishes with a cream cheese filling and honey-glazed apricots on top. Yumtown!
For the dough:
Combine water and milk in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave for 30 seconds to warm. Pour this into a small bowl and whisk in yeast and sugar, continuing to whisk until yeast dissolves. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes until foamy.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flours, wheat bran and salt. Cut in butter with your fingers or a pastry blender until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and 1 egg and stir to combine.
Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky, about 8-10 minutes. Or instead you can knead dough in the bowl of your stand mixer on medium speed with dough hook until smooth, elastic and only slightly sticky, about 5 minutes. The dough might be a little tackier than you’re used to with normal dough but this is OK.
Shape dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a tea towel and let it rise until doubled, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down risen dough and divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place the balls 2 to 3 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cover with a tea towel and let the dough rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla in a bowl until well combined. Use the bottom of a glass or small measuring cup to make indents in the center of each piece of dough. Spoon filling evenly into each indent, smoothing the tops.
Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl or cup. Brush egg wash over the brioche dough, avoiding the filling. Bake until light golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile in a medium sized bowl, combine apricots with honey until apricots are well coated.
Remove danishes from oven and place on a cooling rack. Top each danish with a few glazed apricots.
For the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and just enough milk to make a glaze consistency. Drizzle over slightly cooled danishes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Brioche recipe adapted from Sprouted Kitchen; Danish filling and glaze adapted from Bread in Five.
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