Some easy peasy danishes I whipped up today which were so good I wanted to post a recipe so I could make them again.
Quick & Easy Danishes;
2 squares puff pastry
Cherry jam (or any jam you prefer) + 1/2 tspn vanilla extract, stirred to combine
1 tblspn melted butter
Heaped 1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 tspn vanilla extract
15ml tblspn milk or maple syrup
Preheat oven to 200C. Place baking paper over a large baking pan.
Place sheets of pastry over a pastry board or non stick flat surface. Slice one square of puff pastry into quarters – set aside 2 squares and slice the other 2 squares into strips. Place a tablespoon of jam into the middle of 2 of the squares set aside. Place strips of pastry over the top then scrunch up the sides of the pastry into a round.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out remaining square of pastry around 1-2cm, then brush melted butter all over the base, and sprinkle over cinnamon sugar generously. Roll up the pastry carefully, then slice into 6-8 rounds. Use your hands to gently squash each round of pastry, opening up the sides into a rose shape.
Place danishes onto baking pan and brush a bit of milk over the cinnamon roll danishes.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until puffed up and golden brown. Allow to cool a bit then drizzle over icing.
Combine icing sugar, vanilla and enough milk to stir briskly into a thick icing.
Makes: 8 pastries