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    Freezer Danish Pastry

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    5 hrs

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    Tish's Note:

    This basic pastry can be turned into several freeze ahead rolls to be pulled out and heated for your or your guests! I warn you it takes a little time but you will have it stored and ready for use...and you look very accomplished doing it!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a bowl, with a wooden spoon, beat butter and 1/4 cup flour until smooth.
    2. 2
      Spread on waxed paper (on wet surface) to 12 8" rectangle.
    3. 3
      Refrigerate on a cookie sheet.
    4. 4
      Heat milk slightly and add sugar and salt, stirring to dissolve.
    5. 5
      Cool to lukewarm Check temperature of water with a termometer (if necessary; should be about 105-115 deg).
    6. 6
      Pour into a large bowl and sprinkle with yeast; stir to dissolve.
    7. 7
      Stir in milk mixture, egg and 3 cups of flour; beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
    8. 8
      Mix in rest of flour with hand until dough leave side of the bowl (Ok, at this point you are wondering is all this worth a few danish's-- it is).
    9. 9
      Refrigerate, covered 1/2 hour.
    10. 10
      Turn out onto lightly floured pastry cloth; with covered rolling pin, roll into 16 X 12" rectangle.
    11. 11
      Place chilled butter mixture on half of dough; remove paper; fold other half of dough over butter; pinch the edges to seal. With fold at right, roll out from center to a 16 X 8" rectangle.
    12. 12
      From short side, fold dough into thirds, making three layers; seal edges; chill wrapped in foil, for about 1 hour.
    13. 13
      Repeat rolling and folding (if butter breaks through, brush with flour) seal egges; chill 1/2 hour.
    14. 14
      Roll; fold again, seal edges, chill, wrapped in foil for 3 hours or overnight.
    15. 15
      TO FREEZE: Divide cold pastry into thirds.
    16. 16
      Wrap each third in foil; seal, label and freeze.
    17. 17
      If desired, make up 1/3 into Cherry Pinwheels and 1/3 into Cinnamon Bear Claws Posted separately (Unbaked Danish pastry may be stored in the freezer for several months, if desired).

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    Nutritional Facts for Freezer Danish Pastry

    Serving Size: 1 (69 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 18

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 257.6
     
    Calories from Fat 146
    56%
    Total Fat 16.2 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 10.0 g
    50%
    Cholesterol 53.8 mg
    17%
    Sodium 141.1 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.3 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    3%
    Sugars 3.8 g
    15%
    Protein 3.8 g
    7%

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