Danish Dough (Emeril Live)

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Title: Danish Dough (Emeril Live)
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Breakfast, Pastry

Ingredients:

3/4 c Warm water
105-115 degrees F.
1/2 c Milk (105-115 degrees F.)
1 ts Pure vanilla extract
1/4 oz Dry active yeast
1/4 c Sugar
1 ts Salt
4 c Flour
1/2 ts Cardamom
1 Egg yolk
1/2 c Flour for dusting
1/2 lb Cold unsalted butter
2 Eggs beaten with 1 tb water
3 tb Sugar
1 tb Ground cinnamon
12 ts Raspberry jam
1 c Almond filling
1 c Crushed almonds
1/2 c Apricot glaze


In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water, milk, vanilla and
yeast together. With the mixer fitted with a dough hook, on low, beat the
mixture for about 4 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Sift the sugar, salt,
flour and cardamom together. Add this mixture and the egg yolk to the
yeast mixture. Mix on low speed until it lightly comes together, than
increase the speed to medium and beat until the mixture pulls away from
the sides of the bowl, forms a ball and limbs slightly up the dough hook.
Remove the dough from the bowl and let it rest in the refridgerator for 15
minutes. On a floured surface, plce the butter. Loghtly dudt the top of
the butter with flour. Using a rolling pin, lightly pound the butter until
flat. Fold the butter in half and continue to pound the butter until the
butter is workable. Using your hands, shape the butter into an 8 inch
square. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and place on a second
floured surface. Roll the dough into a 16 inch square. Place the butter in
the center of the dough, Fold the ends of the dough in towards the center,
forming a package. Lightly press the ends into the dough, sealing the
package completely. Carefully lift the package off of the surface and
redust the surface with flour. Lay the package back down on the floured
surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to avout a 24 inch
rectangle. Fold one end of the dough into the center, then the other end
so that it resembles a letter, and forms a square. (you should have 3
layers of dough) Place the dough in the refrigeratow and allow the dough to
rest for 25 minutes. Roill out the dough a second time, forming a
rectangle. Repeat the folding process from above 2 more times, making sure
the dough rests between the turns. The following directions are for 2 types
of danish pastries.

FOR CINNAMON ROLLS

Roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Egg wash the dough. Sprinkle the sugar
and cinnamon over the egg wash. Starting at the bottom, roll the dough up
length wise, forming a jelly-roll. Cut the pastry into 1 inch slices.
Place the slices, cinnamon and sugar side on a parchment lined baking sheet
and let rise for 30 to 40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush
the tops of each pastry wit the egg wash and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce
the heat to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 10 minutes or until
browned and crisp. Brush the pastries with the glaze and serve warm.

FOR PINWHEELS

On a floured surface, roll the dough out 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough into
12 (4inch) squares. Brush the edges of the dough with the egg wash. Add a
spoonful of the cream cheese filling to the center of the square. Place a
teaspoon of the ham in the center of the crteam cheese. Cut diagonally from
each corner to wighin 3/4 inch of the center. Fold the four alternate
points to the center, pressing them down lightly to hold them in place.
Place the pastries on a parchment lined baking sheet and let rise for 30 to
40 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush the tops of each
pastry with the egg wash and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350
degrees F and continue to bake for 10 minutes or until browned and crisp.
Brush the pastries with the glaze and serve warm.

FOR BEAR CLAWS

Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick. The longer the dough the more claws
it will yield. Egg wash the entire piece of dough. Spread a thin layer of
almond filling horizontally down the center third of the dough. Fold the
bottom third of the dough up to cover the filling. Fold the top third of
the dough down, like folding a business letter. Egg wash the dough. Sprikle
with crushed almonds. Cut the dough into 1 inch pieces crosswise. Make 3
slashes into the sides of each piece and spread gerntly into a horse-shoe
shape to separate the toes. Let rise for 15 to 20 minutes. Preheat the oven
to 400 degrees F. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees F
and continue to bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Remove
from oven and brush with apricote glaze and serve

Copyright 1998 TV FOOD NETWORK

Formated by Thomas Maines

Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Thomas Maines
on Aug 07, 1998