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Danish pastry

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Danish pastry

Method

  • In a bowl, mix the butter and the 60 g flour with a spatula, until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Line a piece of parchment paper onto your working surface, and spread the butter-flour mixture by creating a 15 cm square.
  • Fold with the parchment paper and transfer into the refrigerator until needed.
  • In a saucepan, heat the milk along with the sugar and salt, until the milk becomes lukewarm (up to 43οC – 109ο F).
  • At the same time, add the yeast with half of the flour (300 g) into the mixer’s bowl.
  • Add the lukewarm milk into the mixer’s bowl.
  • Turn on the mixer and beat with the hook attachment at low speed.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, and increase the speed to medium.
  • Add the rest of the flour slowly, and mix for 4-5 minutes until the ingredients are homogenized and there is a smooth, malleable dough.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow about 1 hour for the dough to double in size.
  • Transfer your dough to the working surface, onto a big piece of parchment paper.
  • Roll out with a rolling pin and create a 30x50 cm dough.
  • Remove the butter mixture from the refrigerator and unfold it from the parchment paper.
  • Place it in the center of the dough.
  • Fold the dough widthwise and cover the butter mixture completely.
  • Press the edges well with your fingers, to seal completely. Fold the dough with the parchment paper and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough onto your working surface again, and roll it out into a 30x60 cm parallelogram. If needed, butter the dough lightly.
  • Fold the two edges of the dough towards the center, so that the one end touches the other, and then fold again in half. That means, you fold it in four.
  • With a pastry brush, remove the excess flour that might have “stuck” onto the dough.
  • Fold with the parchment paper and transfer into the refrigerator for 60 minutes.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out your dough again into a 20x40 cm parallelogram.
  • Fold in three. That is, bring the one edge towards the 1/3 of the dough’s surface and cover with the edge across it.
  • Fold with the parchment paper, and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the same process one more time.
  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (392ο F) set to fan.
  • Finally, roll out into a 30x40 cm dough with 0,5 cm width, and cut into 5-6 cm squares.
  • Add the filling of your choice in the center of each square (optional) and fold into various shapes.
  • If you want, cut the square into two even triangles and roll into croissants.
  • Transfer the pieces onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper, and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and crispy.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and serve with icing sugar.

 

Tip

For the filling, you can use any kind of jam that you like! 

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Nutritional
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Nutrition information per portion

296
Calories (kcal)
15 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

10.0
Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

5.9
Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

44.0
Total Carbs (g)
17 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

13.0
Sugars (g)
14 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

5.7
Protein (g)
11 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.3
Fibre (g)
9 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.74
Sodium (g)
12 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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