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    Emeril's Basic Danish Dough

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 35 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

    Jessica T's Note:

    Medium difficulty danish dough from the "Essence of Emeril: Breakfast Breads" episode off off Food Network. To be used with "Emeril's Bear Claws, Danish Twists, Danish Pockets" (recipe 202615). Posted here for safekeeping.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pastries

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a mixing bowl whisk the eggs, milk and yeast together. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes under refrigeration.
    3. 3
      Using a pastry blender, blend the flour, salt, sugar, and cardamom together. Work the yeast mixture into the flour. Knead the dough until smooth, about 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Form the dough into a ball and allow to rest, about 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
    5. 5
      Beat 1 1/2 cups butter until smooth.
    6. 6
      Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into an oblong about 3/8 inches thick.
    7. 7
      Dot 1/3 of the butter over 2/3 of the dough. Fold the undotted dough over the remaining third of the butter-dotted portion. The dough is now in 3 layers.
    8. 8
      Roll the dough out gently into an oblong, 3/8-inch thick. Repeat the folding process two more times.
    9. 9
      Cover and chill the dough for 2 hours. Roll the dough into the desired shapes. Following the rolling techniques.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 01, 2008

      15

      This is a very stiff dough, didn't rise much and not sweet enough. There has to be something missing or I have done something wrong. Anyone else try this recipe?

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    Nutritional Facts for Emeril's Basic Danish Dough

    Serving Size: 1 (1164 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 387.7
     
    Calories from Fat 223
    57%
    Total Fat 24.8 g
    38%
    Saturated Fat 15.2 g
    76%
    Cholesterol 98.3 mg
    32%
    Sodium 377.5 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 35.0 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    9%
    Protein 6.3 g
    12%

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