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Title: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 01, 2008 01:54:53 PM
she followed my recipe and told me to stop hovering she can do it.

here it is she made
Peach, cherry, and apple (all dads faves)

here is one before it rose to bake


here are 2 after they baked


and after she iced one


she has seen me make these before and loved them.  only thing I did was snip the dough for her to cross it and wrap. I think she did really well!


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: Murky on June 01, 2008 02:36:13 PM
She did a very good job!  ;D I don't even know how to make danish.


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 01, 2008 02:37:12 PM
lol thanks.  its super easy.
I can post the recipe if anyone wants it.


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: mum2five on June 01, 2008 06:56:29 PM
They look yummy!  Would love the recipe.  Well done to your daughter, great job!


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 01, 2008 07:25:20 PM
they were good!

ok so here is the recipe. (she used the bread machine to mix dough and let it rise the first time.~dough cycle)
I use a big kitchen aid mixer but you can do this how you like it all works

for dough
 mix 3/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4  teaspoon salt
and  1/2 cup butter or margarine
(origanal recipe says heat on low till sugar melts then cool to luke warm so if you are not using a bread machine you need to do this step. If  using machine just dump it all in the machine.)
Dissolve 2 packages of active dry yeast in 1/3 cup warm water (105 degree F to 115 degree F). add to milk mixture.
add 3 eggs and
 5 cups all-purpose flour
 if you are using amchine hit start and scrape sides when needed.

If you are using mixer or in bowl mix on medium speed add extra flour until dough clings adn cleans sides of bowl. careful not to add too much.
Kneed 2 minutes longer.
Place dough in greased bowl and turn to grease top. cover and let rise in warm place free from draft until double in bulk. 

******EITHER METHOD*****

once it rises the first time you will need to roll it out on floured surface (trying to not get too much flour)
I can get 3 decent sized danish or one really big one  so you decide ahead of time what you want. 
anyway roll out to 1/4 inch thick.
cut into how ever many pieces you want to make for danish.
on each piece in center draw a rectangle with a knife (careful not to cut all the way thru) move dough to pan and place what ever topping on the rectangle
I use cream cheese  and  canned pie filling  but my daughter only uses pie filling. you choose. oh and add nuts if you wish.

then snip the dough at an angle every 1 inch or so down each side.
you will fold top over
then starting with right side fold one  wedge of dough over filling, then left, then right, and so on. fold end over top. 
let rise again for at least an hour. but should double again (sometimes it won't)
then you will bake at 350F until golden brown .
let cool and drizzle with icing.   or serve warm. great with ice cream.

does this make any sense???   if not I can do a visual in a few days.
Oh and you can make some great cinnamon rolls  with this dough. roll out and spread with butter then sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar and raisins and nuts what ever you like!!  roll into a long tube and cut in 1- 1 1/2 in slices. place on pan and let rise bake at 350 till golden!

Again if you are confused by all this let me know I can explain better of scan the origanal recipe and email it to you.


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: sparrowlegs on June 02, 2008 12:48:17 AM
that looks so yummy, your 9 year old has done a fantastic job, i hope you enjoyed eating it


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: kjlutz on June 02, 2008 05:01:02 AM
Thanks for the recipe.  Your daughter did a fantastic job (hopefully mine will turn out as nicely when I give it a try). 


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 02, 2008 06:05:59 AM
I am sure it will. the recipe is an almost no fail one.
and if you run into a prob just holler  maybe I can help you thru it. and please post photos of what you create~  Good luck


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: KimberlyPye on June 09, 2008 12:50:06 PM
Wow! 9 years old?!

Tell her to keep it up! Fewer and fewer people can actually cook these days, and everyone is always impressed with a baker!

Those look very tasty!


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 09, 2008 02:17:27 PM
she loves to be in the kitchen  so I encourage it as much as possible. like my mom did.  she makes great meatloaf adn wonderful brownies too.


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: blueflower1156 on June 10, 2008 07:50:42 PM
Wow! Thats pretty amazing!! I'm 14 and I can't make danish.  I've been baking since i was like 5 so I think that i should have tried to make danish by now.  :D I am insanely jealous, now i have to go try out your recipe.  ;D Tell your daughter to keep it up!!


Title: Re: my 9 year old made danish
Post by: jloveg on June 10, 2008 08:54:45 PM
thanks  i will tell her.  its a super easy recipe no fail!