Danish Overload


I finsished the last two Danish recipes in The Art & Soul of Baking last week. I used a 1/4 of a recipe of Danish dough each. Both recipes are pretty much the same they just differ on shape. One is a braid and the other is a claw.


You can find the recipe for the Braided Danish Coffee Cake HERE.  The recipe for the Danish braid gives the option of using a cream cheese filling or an almond filling. I used the almond filling. You can find the recipe for the Danish Dough, Apricot Glaze, and Cream Cheese Filling HERE.  You can find the recipe for the Almond Filling HERE.


For Danish Bear Claws, roll out the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out 4 x 4-inch squares. Place a tablespoon of almond filling in center and fold dough in half, sealing edges. Cut out “toes”. Curve claw into a smile. Then follow the directions for the braid. The baking time is less, 12 to 14 minutes total.

This concludes my adventures in Danish. Now on to Puff Pastry!


32 thoughts on “Danish Overload

  1. Your blog makes me miss carbohydrates. If I eat them, my body likes to hold on to them and never let go. Yet you make such beautiful things that call me right back to them! I think I’m going to try that coffee cake danish for Father’s Day. He LOVES coffee cake and this will be an interesting treat for him!

  2. Magnificent you certainly have done this recipe full justice – your Danish looks amazing!

    I have put this book into my wish list now 😀

    Rosie x

  3. I am in AWE. This is awesome. Totally amazing.

    Hey – do you have any vegan pasta recipes? What do you use to substitute the egg? I may have already asked you this…

  4. I’m sure there are worse things to have overload of than danishes! Count yourself lucky 🙂 Good luck with puff pastry, I’ve heard that’s hard! But I’m sure it’ll turn out lovely for you! I can’t wait to see your creations

  5. Now that is one beautifully braided pastry! I’ve been wanting to make another danish ever since that Daring Baker challenge, but haven’t gotten motivated. Yours are definitely inspiring!

  6. Yikes, this looks good. And professional on top of it!

    So would you make it again? I’m a Danish amateur, but have been meaning to try making some for the longest time…


  7. Those both look delicious. And I’m really excited–I just got a copy of The Art and Soul of Baking for Mother’s Day! =)

  8. I’ll take a piece of each if you’re tired of danish! Both of them look great and yum, almond filling?! I don’t think I’ve tried one with almond.

    Oh, wow, and now you’re on to puff pastry?! You go girl! If you need any moral support I’m here for ya! 🙂

  9. I am so excited ! I made something like this yrs ago but lost the recipe ~ and I knew I didn’t want Danishes with pudding-like filling. I’ll be trying yours soon !!! Thx

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