Sunday, June 29, 2008

Danish Braid - Daring Bakers' June Challenge!

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish


June's Daring Bakers' Challenge - Danish Braid.


This is a lovely and versatile recipe - for the complete text see Kelly of Sass & Veracity, and Ben of What’s Cookin’? Thanks to them for being the host and hostess this month - the recipe was well written and the explanations were great, with one exception. You cannot make this "on the counter" if you don't have a mixer - it will be a huge stinkin' mess! You have to just put it in a bowl and mix it up by hand - the dough is not that big, and it can be done in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon with no problem.

I made it twice - once with lemon and vanilla in the dough, once with orange rind. Both times I made sweet and savory versions - cherry cream cheese for the sweet, but oh the savory ones were fabulous - the sweetness of the danish dough is a great counterpoint to the saltiness of a savory filling.

Below is the individual danish with goat cheese and carmelized onions. I also did a cheese/tomato/basil braid, and a shrimp braid. All of them were so good! Though I can't say that eating an entire recipe of this dough in one weekend is really wise . . . .


16 comments:

CookiePie said...

Oops I published my comment to the lemon cake by accident - sorry! Your Danish is beautiful, and I love the cherry-cream cheese combo. Yum!

Robyn said...

What an interesting idea for a savory filling. They look great!

Lorrie said...

your braid and pastries look so good, i love your filling ideas. great work!

breadchick said...

Looks lovely! Well done.

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creampuff said...

Nicely done, Lisa!!! I love the savoury version you did ... great job!

Renee said...

Goat cheese and caramelized onions sound so yummy. Your braid looks great.

Claire said...

Those savory fillings sounds wonderful. Good job!

Kim said...

Lisa- Great job! The savory one sounds especially interesting. I had to forgo this months challenge. What a shame as they looked good.

Jen Yu said...

So lovely! Nice job on the challenge. I especially love the little pastries, those are awesome.

Miss Ifi said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog!!!
Wow.. your savory fillings just sound sooooo delicious!!! shrimp inside that dough would be heaven!!! yum yum yum!!!

*giggles* I did it on the counter and I was trying very hard not to make a mess... I did the well in the middle and sort of did it, it leaked at times but finally I was able to gather all the dough up and clean the mess the dough it was challenging! so I understand what you mean

Lunch Buckets said...

Nice job! Wish I had added cherries too :)

Dolores said...

Goat cheese and caramelized onions... I have my next savory flavorings lined up. Great job... I love your individual pastries too!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, that looks tempting indeed!!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Tartelette said...

I love, love, love the last one! Makes me want to make it again just to fill it with savories! Great job!

Ann said...

I was drooling over the sweet one and then I got to the savory, WOW. What a fantastic combo! I adore goat cheese, but that whole combo - PERFECT! :D