Sunday, May 29, 2016
This is my second or third go with the danish pastries from the Baking with Julia book. And usually practice makes perfect but not so in this case. I believe the dough turned out well, but I may have forgotten the salt? And the confectioners cream was not cooked long enough leading to a thin filling which affected the pastry dough while cooking, making it a bit greaser/ oily instead of light and flaky. But everyone still managed to eat them and ask for them the next day (after they were long gone).
I made one half of the dough into the slices (below) and the other half I tried my hand at the various shapes (above) in the book, pinwheel being the least successful of all of them.
Despite this round being a less successful, I think the recipe is a solid one that rarely fails if one follows the directions. And it's definitely a recipe that looks more impressive than the effort required for it. Check out other bloggers take on this one at Tuesdays with Dorie.