Morning everyone :) Hope you're all having a great week so far.
Here is today's Cooking Thursday.
Cream Cheese Danish
2 tube of Crescent seamless dough sheet
1 box (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
milk (just add enough to make the consistency you like)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Open up the tubes of crescent dough and lay them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I can usually fit both on one sheet to bake but when I’m first getting them assembled, I do one on the sheet and another on a different sheet of parchment paper on the counter.
In a bowl mix the cream cheese, the sugar, the vanilla extract and the flour. Then take about 3/4 of the filling and spoon onto the middle of the dough. Spread nicely, but keep it all in the middle.
Take the remaining cream cheese filling and do the same with the other sheet of dough. This one won’t have too much because we’re adding fruit or jam
Grab whatever fruit you want to use, I would recommend the Lucky Leaf Pie Fillings which are really good. But this time I am using Strawberry Jam. Spoon some onto the cream cheese and spread it over.
Then take a knife and make slit, about a half inch wide at a slant, all the way up the sides, then all you’re going to do is take them and cross them over each other, kind of braiding.
Fit both the Danish into the cookie sheet. I just grab the second one by the parchment paper and place it on the cookie sheet next to the other, you can cut the excess paper off.
Bake them for about 20 to 30 minutes until the dough is done and nice and brown. Remove from oven and let it cook completely.
In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and the milk. You can add a little dash of vanilla extract or even maple, and then drizzle over the cooled danish. Enjoy
If you don’t want to wait until completely cool, go ahead and drizzle the icing on it now, it will get a nice shiny glaze