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    Copenhagen Squares

    bagels
    Sun Mar 21, 2004 3:31 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Need Help icon_exclaim.gif

    Looking for a recipe for Copenhagen Squares for a dear friend. They can be found in bakeries in Vancouver, BC but I haven't been able to locate a recipe in my cookbooks or through an online recipe search.

    Copenhagens have a pastry base (sometimes puff pastry, custard filling with raisens, and a different pastry piped on top. These squares may be british in origin, but that's just a guess.

    Any help would be appreciated. It would make a special person very happy.

    Thanks
    Charishma_Ramchandani
    Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:05 pm
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    Hmm..that is a toughie.. I looked on Google but didnt get it there. Will post if I find it.
    Molly53
    Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:25 pm
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    bagels wrote:
    Need Help icon_exclaim.gif

    Looking for a recipe for Copenhagen Squares for a dear friend. They can be found in bakeries in Vancouver, BC but I haven't been able to locate a recipe in my cookbooks or through an online recipe search.

    Copenhagens have a pastry base (sometimes puff pastry, custard filling with raisens, and a different pastry piped on top. These squares may be british in origin, but that's just a guess.

    Any help would be appreciated. It would make a special person very happy.

    Thanks
    Welcome to 'zaar, Bagels. Nicetameetcha! Didn't find copenhagen squares, but DID find this:

    COPENHAGEN FLAN

    Recipe By :
    Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
    Categories : Desserts Pies

    Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    -------- ------------ --------------------------------
    --- --------FOR SHORTCRUST
    PASTRY-------------------
    6 oz Plain flour
    1 pn Salt
    1 1/2 oz Margarine
    1 1/2 oz Lard (or shortening)
    1 c Cold water to mix as
    -necessary
    -----FOR FILLING-----
    3 tb Apricot jam
    2 oz Margarine
    2 oz Castor sugar
    1 Eggs (standard)
    2 oz Self-raising flour
    10 oz Evaporated milk
    -----FOR TOPPING-----

    4 or 5 dr almond essence
    1 1/2 oz blanched almonds
    1 oz butter
    1 1/2 oz soft brown sugar (dark)

    1. Prepare a moderately hot oven (400F, Gas Mark 6).
    Place an 8-inch fluted flan ring on a baking sheet.

    2. Place plain flour and salt in a bowl; add fats,
    cut into small pieces, and rub in with the fingertips
    until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add about 1
    1/2 tbs cold water and mix with a fork to form a firm
    dough. Turn out on to a floured board and knead
    lightly. Roll out pastry to a circle, 1 12/ in larger
    all around than flan ring. Support pastry on rolling
    pin and lift on to flan rings: gently ease pastry into
    flan ring and press into flutes. Roll of surplus
    pastry with rolling pin across top of flan case.
    Press pastry into flutes again with the fingers.

    3. Spread jam in base of flan case.

    4. Cream 2 oz margarine and the castor sugar together
    until light. Beat egg and add gradually, beating well
    after each addition. Fold in self-raising flour.
    Place 4 tablespoons of the top of the milk (or evap!)
    in a small saucepan; reserve for topping. Stir
    remainder into creamed mixture with a few drops of
    almond essence. Pour mixture into flan case. 5. Bake
    in centre of oven for 20 to 25 minutes; remove flan
    ring.

    6. Meanwhile, make topping. Chop almonds, place on a
    baking sheet in bottom of oven for about 10 minutes,
    to brown.

    7. Add butter and brown sugar to reserved top of the
    milk in saucepan; stir over a moderate heat until
    sugar has melted. Bring to the boil and cook,
    stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in browned almonds.

    8. Spread topping over flan and return flan to oven;
    cook for a further 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

    hope it helps!
    andypandy
    Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:42 pm
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    here is a picture of the square you are looking for. I have had no luck yet finding the recipe. maybe this will help someone elsehttp://www.gizellapastry.com/imagesLG/DSC00006.jpghttp://www.gizellapastry.com/imagesLG/DSC00006.jpg

    there is also a recipe for Copenhagen Sweets under Greek Cuisine.......Copenhayi....don;t know if the eggs, and sugar filling between the phyllo pastry will turn into a custard though, you would have to read the recipe.
    Charmed
    Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:14 am
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    Can you describe the actual square more? It looks like it was sliced and filled like a sandwhich. What was in it? Is it sweet or savory?

    I did find something called Almond Buns or Fyldte Mandelkager in Danish that sounds a bit like what this looks like, so if you could give me a little more info I might be able to hone in on it. These are yeast type sweet breads that are baked in a variety of different shapes (including squares) and then sliced and filled with almond filling and whipped cream.
    evelyn/athens
    Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:19 am
    Forum Host
    andypandy wrote:
    here is a picture of the square you are looking for. I have had no luck yet finding the recipe. maybe this will help someone elsehttp://www.gizellapastry.com/imagesLG/DSC00006.jpghttp://www.gizellapastry.com/imagesLG/DSC00006.jpg

    there is also a recipe for Copenhagen Sweets under Greek Cuisine.......Copenhayi....don;t know if the eggs, and sugar filling between the phyllo pastry will turn into a custard though, you would have to read the recipe.


    I thought of our Greek Copenhagen pastries when I saw this post, but they are not filled with custard, so I expect they just share a name. icon_lol.gif
    hels
    Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:08 am
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    They sound suspiciously like danish pastries.

    http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/europe/danish/dansk-wienerbrod1.html
    I know that's not Zaar, but could only find this recipe Auntie Barbara's yummy & easy Danish Pastry and that was through Google and not through the search option here

    The first recipe also explains how to make all of the different shapes, as well as just the pastry.

    HTH
    C-A
    Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I too have been searching for the Copenhagen Squares. I have only had them at a bakery in Cloverdale BC and now in a coffee shop in Abbotsford. But the recipe must truly be a secert. My friend who used to be a baker has never heard of them before. icon_sad.gif They are so good.
    C-A
    pinky kookie
    Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:52 pm
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    I found this similar recipe that could be the one the original poster was looking for and here it is for anyone interested in this particular recipe:

    COPENHAGEN SQUARES - DANISH PASTRY PUF -
    http://www.online-cookbook.com/
    Source: Mrs. Wiggs
    Description: Type of Coffee cake. - Serves/Makes:2 cakes
    Ingredients:
    1 cup (225 ml) butter, divided
    2 cups (475 ml) flour
    2 tbsp (30 ml) ice water
    1 cup (225 ml) water
    1 tsp (5 ml). almond extract
    1 tsp (5 ml). vanilla extract
    3 eggs
    Frosting
    chopped nuts
    Preparation
    Cut 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter into the flour. Sprinkle 2 tbsp (30 ml) ice water evenly over surface of mixture. Stir with fork until moistened, forming dough into ball. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into a 12x3" rectangle on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Set pastry aside.
    Put 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter and 1 cup (225 ml) water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Stir in extracts. Reduce heat to low. Add 1 cup (225 ml) flour and stir vigorously, until dough leaves sides of pan and forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until dough is smooth. Spread evenly over pastry. Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool to warm. Frost with confectioner sugar frosting. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut into squares to serve.
    Comments: Our local bakery makes this occassionly.
    pinky kookie
    Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:16 pm
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    And here is another Greek similar recipe:

    COPENHAGEN ALMOND SWEET - COPENHAYI -
    http://www.greekcuisine.com/
    Ingredients:
    6 separated Eggs
    1/2 cup Sugar
    4 tablespoons Orange Juice
    1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1 1/2 cup ground unblanched Almonds
    3/4 cup toasted Breadcrumbs
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
    3/4 lb. Phyllo (pastry sheets)
    2/3 cup clarified Butter
    For the Syrup:
    2 cups Sugar
    1 cup Water
    juice of 1/2 Lemon
    Method:
    Beat egg yolks with the sugar mixture until mixture is very thick. Add orange juice, cinnamon, baking powder, almonds and toasted breadcrumbs.
    Beat egg whites with salt until stiff, but not dry and fold into the almond mixture. Line a greased baking pan with half of the pastry sheets, brushing each sheet liberally with butter. Turn almond mixture into the pan and cover with remaining buttered pastry sheets. Make four long slits in the first 3 pastry sheets with a sharp knife. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool.
    In a saucepan boil sugar, water, and lemon juice for 10 minutes. Pour hot syrup over almond pie. When cold, cut into squares. Makes 24-28 pieces.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:49 pm
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    What drew me to this post was in Kentucky Copenhagen is a brand of chewing tobacca and all I could think of is surely no one wants to make tobacca squares. Thanks for the entertainment and glad to find out you all aren't wanting to cook with chewing tobacco.
    PaulO in MA
    Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:23 am
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    I'm baking bread later. I'll look through the old cookbooks I have while the dough is rising to look for Copenhagen Squares.
    Chocolatl
    Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:15 pm
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    Jacqueline in KY wrote:
    What drew me to this post was in Kentucky Copenhagen is a brand of chewing tobacca and all I could think of is surely no one wants to make tobacca squares. Thanks for the entertainment and glad to find out you all aren't wanting to cook with chewing tobacco.


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