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Cheese Danish

Cheese Danish

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These soft and sweet little pastries are so good that you will need to stop yourself from eating the whole batch...in one sitting. They are perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack or any time you want to indulge your sweet tooth.

Cheese Danish Recipe

The dough is fluffy and soft and the outcome is a Danish pastry that is not very sweet so you can add jam, chocolate spread or another sweet topping of your choice. I sprinkled powdered sugar on top of the pastries for the extra sweet taste but they are delicious without any topping too, don’t worry! However you want to whip these up is totally up to you.

The filling is based on farmer cheese which is a bit more dry and won't run from the dough when baking. In Israel, I use "Tuv Taam" cheese that you can get in any supermarket.

Breakfast Cheese Danish Recipe

I haven’t tried to make these sweet pastries non-dairy, so if you want to try then be sure to switch the butter to coconut oil in the same amount and the milk should be switched to soy milk or any other non-dairy milk. For the filling, use non-dairy cream cheese like Tofutti or some other brand. The filling might not come out as good as this dairy recipe though. If you are looking for other parve non-dairy dessert recipes, you can find them here.

Here is the recipe for these yummy cheese Danish pastries:

Recipe yields 20 pastries.

 Cheese Danish

Ingredients:
For the dough:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 180 milliliter milk (6oz or 3/4 cup) milk
  • 113 grams (1 stick) melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 500 grams (2 cups or 16oz) farmer cheese
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract / paste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Garnish:

  • 1 egg beaten for egg wash
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Easy Breakfast Cheese Danish Recipe

Preparation:

  1. In a stand mixer bowl, place all dough ingredients and knead with the kneading hook for 5 minutes until you get a unified dough.
  2. Grease the bowl and make sure all the dough is greased too, cover with plastic and let the dough rest in a warm place for about an hour or until the dough doubles in volume.
  3. Set the oven to 180°C/ 350°F with the fan.
  4. In a bowl, mix all the filling ingredients well.
  5. Roll the dough into a large rectangular leaf, about 3 to 4 mm thick.
  6. Cut 4 inches squares out of the dough.
  7. Fill each square with a tablespoon of the filling.
  8. Close the squares like envelopes and place on a baking pan.
  9. Brush the envelopes with the beaten egg.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes.
  11. Cool at room temperature.
  12. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the pastries.
  13. Have a cheese Danish and enjoy!

 Cheese Danish - Renana's Kitchen

Cheese Danish Recipe - Renana's Kitchen

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Cheese Danish - Renana's Kitchen.  I will be surprised if you don’t finish these soft and sweet pastries in one sitting! The dough is fluffy and soft and the outcome is a Danish pastry that is not very sweet. So what are you waiting for? get the recipe now! #bake #baking #food #foodie #sweets #yum    Cheese Danish - Renana's Kitchen.  I will be surprised if you don’t finish these soft and sweet pastries in one sitting! The dough is fluffy and soft and the outcome is a Danish pastry that is not very sweet. So what are you waiting for? get the recipe now! #bake #baking #food #foodie #sweets #yum    Cheese Danish - Renana's Kitchen.  I will be surprised if you don’t finish these soft and sweet pastries in one sitting! The dough is fluffy and soft and the outcome is a Danish pastry that is not very sweet. So what are you waiting for? get the recipe now! #bake #baking #food #foodie #sweets #yum