viernes, 21 de agosto de 2009

Danish pastries for everybody

I love puff pastry, it has endless possibilities. Either sweet or savoury, stuffed, glazed...well, ask the danish, they are THE masters. These mini danish pastries are so cute you won't be able to resist, and they are two bite size. Some of them are stuffed with a delicious almond paste, very easy to make, and I am going to use it many times for a lot of sweets. Other are filled with a cinnamon butter, or vanilla buttercream. I love making them this size, they look more cute, in my opinion. They are very easy to make, and if you wonder how to fold them and fill them more graphically, all the answers are here, it's a website where you will learn wonderful things about the pastry, so, there you go, there's no excuse now.

Ingredients for all the pastries:

Two packets of ready made puff pastry

Apricot jam for brushing once they're baked

Cinnamon wheels

For the cinnamon butter:
100 g softened butter

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Mix and reserve.

1 cup icing sugar

splash of water

Roll a rectangle with the puff pastry, put down a thin layer of the cinnamon butter and roll the top edge, cut thin slices of this sausage and bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 12 minutes.Once dried glaze with the tip of a spoon.

Bear paws


Sliced almonds

For the almond paste:

1 cup ground almond

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 egg white

splash of almond extract (I used a splash of amaretto)

Mix everything and reserve.

Make a square with the puff pastry, make a small roll of the almond paste and place it close to the edge.Roll and close, seal with water. cut small cuts and shape. Place one laminated almond in each "toe"and scatter more almonds over the top. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool in racks and brush with the warm jam.

Jam Pinwheels

Shape the pinwheels according to Joe, place a teaspoon of jam in the center and bake for 12 minutes. Brush with the jam.

Vanilla Wheels

A handful of crushed almonds.

For the buttercream

1 cup softened butter

splash of vanilla extract

1/2 cup icing sugar

Mix the above ingredients and spread a thin layer on a rectangle of puff pastry, carefully fold it down and cut into thin strips, roll them and shape like a small wheel. Sprinkle some crushed almonds and bakefor 12 minutes. Cool in racks and brush with jam.

9 comentarios:

  1. These Danish Pastries were just wonderful, and I say so because one of the two trays ended up at MY-HOME!! being Pity's sister has some advantages...haha

  2. such lovely pastries. I would love to have this for breakfast with my cup of coffee!

  3. Belli e deliziosi!
    Le tue foto sono bellisime, complimenti!

  4. Wow, great job on those danishes. We have made home made danish dough before and they are soooo addictive. Love the bear paws, joe pastry would be proud :)

  5. These are so pretty and delicate. A perfect treat with a cup of tea. I love the way you've piled up the cake stand. Wonderful!

  6. I love puff pastry! these sound delicious!

  7. Hola te he visto en el blog de Su, me ha encantado tu blog.
    Besos desde Barcelona.

  8. Hi Pity, I'm glad you like my blog Dolce Mania per la Pasticceria. Your pastries look delicious!!!