Danish Pastry

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You can’t eat breakfast at night or dinner in the afternoon – but snacks? that you can eat anytime of the day! Along with tea, after school or at a birthday party – snacks are every foodie’s ultimate favourite. Healthy snacking is the best way to satisfy your munchies without the worry of to many added calories. So here is the recipe:

Caldo Verde

Ingredients:

  • Croissant dough 500 grams
  • Mixed fruit jam as required
  • Butter for greasing
  • Refined flour (maida) for dusting
  • Milk for brushing
  • Pineapple jam as required
  • Sugar icing
  • Icing sugar 2 tablespoons
  • Milk 1-1½ tablespoons

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease a baking tray with some butter and dust some flour.
  2. Dust a worktop with some flour, place the dough and roll out to a thin rectangular sheet.Trim the edges and reserve them. Cut the sheet into equal squares.
  3. Shape 1 – take a square, brush some water in the center and press the two opposite ends in the center. Place it on a greased baking tray.
  4. Shape 2 – take another square, diagonally cut the ends midway, brush some water in the center, press in 4 sides in the center and create a dent in the center. Place it on a greased baking tray.
  5. Shape 3 – take another square, fold the opposite side, make 2 cuts, open the sheet, brush some water in the center and fold the edges over-lapping each other.
  6. Shape 4 – take a trimmed edge, twist it and roll it inside.
  7. Shape 5 – take a square, brush some water over and fold in all the edges.
  8. Shape 6 – take a square, diagonally cut the ends midway, fold the cut edges on the opposite direction. Slit the open sides.
  9. Place the prepared pastries on a greased baking tray, cover with damp muslin cloth and set aside for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Brush some milk on top. Place the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Fill the center of baked Danish pastries with pineapple jam and mixed fruit jam. Place back the baking tray in preheated oven and bake for 1 minute.
  12. To prepare sugar icing, take icing sugar in a bowl. Add milk and whisk well. Fill it in a piping bag and pipe it out on top of some Danish pastries.
  13. Serve.

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