Auntie Barbara's Yummy & Easy Danish Pastry.

Recipe by kiwidutch
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 10-20
YIELD: 1 tray




  • Take the first 3 ingredients only: 4 ounces butter, 1 cup flour, and 2 tablespoons water; rub the butter into the flour; add the water. You will have a soft and slightly sticky ball.
  • Spread this mixture out onto an unbuttered baking tray (cookie sheet) to an approximate 5 to 7 mm thickness.
  • This recipe makes one tray size pastry that you cut into slices afterwards, rather than individual pastries that I now understand Americans might be used to.
  • Take the second quantity of butter and water: 4 ounces butter, 1 cup water; put into a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Take off the heat, mix in all the second quantity of flour (1 cup) all at once.
  • Stir until you have a smooth ball. I use a whisk for this and the following step as it goes much faster than with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the almond essence and all the eggs at once and stir until your mixture is a smooth glossy paste.
  • Spread the second mixture evenly over the first mixture.
  • Bake at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for approximately 45 minutes or until light golden brown and topping is a little bit crisp.
  • Cool.
  • Glaze with icing. Spread icing over Danish and sprinkle with nuts or other decoration etc. as preferred.