I think it's about time for a breakfast pastry! A danish pastry is a versatile and easy breakfast choice.
A danish pastry, or just danish for short, is made with puff pastry. Puff pastry is a multilayered, laminated dough. It has layers of butter and dough to help create the flaky and light bite of pastry. Another puff pastry dessert you may be familiar with is a croissant!
A puff pastry danish can be topped with fruit or cream cheese filling.
The cream cheese filling for this Danish pastry is very simple. You will take all of the ingredients and mix them until it is very smooth. You can go ahead and put the filling into a pastry bag, or you can use a sandwich plastic bag and cut the corner off so you can pipe out of it.
I loved using fresh fruit for this filling, but you can also use frozen if needed. Combine the fruit into a pot with the sugar, and heat it on medium-low heat until all the sugar has melted, and there's some liquid in the bottom. Mix the cornstarch and water together in a bowl, then add it to the strawberries. Continue to cook until the liquid has thickened.
Take it off the heat, and strain the liquid away from the strawberries, and set both aside to cool off.
While I would love you show you all how to make homemade puff pastry, that is a big endeavor, so I will save it for another day, when I have a bigger kitchen!
I used premade puff pastry sheets for my strawberry danish recipe. You can find this in the frozen section with other frozen desserts.
Thaw the puff pastry according to the directions on the box. The one I got had it unwrapped and out at room temperature for about 40 minutes. You want to make sure it is unthawed enough where when you open the sheet up, it won't crack the dough.
With the puff pastry sheet opened up, cut it into 9 squares.
Then, take each square, and take the opposite corners and fold them into the center. Press them down into the dough. Then do the same for the other corners.
Take your cream cheese filling, and pipe it in the center. I piped a ring, so that the strawberry filling had a little nest to go in.
Bake the cream cheese danish pastry at 350 degrees F for about 10-12 minutes.
Now you will add the strawberry filling. Spoon some of the strawberries into the middle of each Danish pastry.
Finish baking them for another 5-8 minutes. Let them cool slightly, but they are best when they are warm, so dig right in! I drizzled some of the strawberry liquid on top as well!
This perfect breakfast treat is flaky, and has a wonderful filling of cream cheese and strawberries! Start your morning right with this danish.
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