Danish Pastry Dough

Recipe by Chabear01
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READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 2 lbs
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour water into a large bowl, sprinkle over yeast and let soften for a minute.
  • Add milk, egg, sugar and salt.
  • Whisk to mix.
  • Set aside.
  • Put flour into food processor, add butter and pulse (8-10 times) until butter is cut into pieces 1/2 inch diameter- no smaller.
  • Empty contents of food processor into the bowl with the yeast mixture.
  • Very gently turn the mixture over with a rubber spatula until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Butter must remain in discrete pieces.
  • Cover bowl and refrigerate overnight (or up to 4 days).
  • Lightly flour work surface, turn the dough out and lightly flour the dough.
  • Pat into a rough square.
  • Note: If at anytime the dough becomes too soft, cover with plastic and chill.
  • Roll out to 16" x 16".
  • Fold in thirds like a business letter and turn so that the closed fold is on your left.
  • Roll again to 10" x 24".
  • Fold in thirds again, turn so the closed fold is on your left.
  • Roll into a 20" x 20" square.
  • Fold the square in thirds and turn so that the closed fold is on your left.
  • Roll into a 10" x 20' rectangle, fold in thirds again.
  • Wrap dough in plastic and chill at least 30 minutes (up to 2 days).
  • Dough can be frozen for 1 month.
  • Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
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