Marzipan And Cherry Danish Pastries

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Marzipan And Cherry Danish Pastries

These marzipan and cherry Danish pastries take a while to make, but are worth the wait. I am pleased that there are only 2 weeks left on the GBBO. Mainly as cooking along means I am far too much cake! I made this using half quantities from the original recipe as I knew I would have no self control and eat them all!

Marzipan And Cherry Danish Pastries

For the pastry recipe itself I opted for Paul Hollywood's recipe. I had used it before with these pecan and maple danish pastries so knew it made a lot. Therefore I halved the mixture. When it came to the shape I decided to do one long plait and then cut it into pieces. You can see how to make a plait here.

Marzipan And Cherry Danish Pastries

  • 250g strong white bread flour
  • 5g salt
  • 40g caster sugar
  • 5g instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 45ml cool water
  • 60,l tepid milk
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • marzipan
  • cherry jam
  • egg wash
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180℃
  2. Start by adding all the above ingredients, expect the butter to a mixing bowl. I used my mixer using the dough hook and mixed on low for 2 minutes and medium for a further 6.
  3. Leave to rise in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Roll out into a rectangle approximately 1cm thick. Thin the butter out between grease proof paper and put on the first 2/3 of the dough. Fold it over three times. Leave for an hour in the fridge and repeat this process a further 2 times.
  5. Now leave overnight in the fridge.
  6. Roll into a rectangle and add marzipan and cherry jam to the centre. Plait and apply egg wash.
  7. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden brown.

Marzipan And Cherry Danish Pastries

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5 comments:

  1. Oh my, my mouth is now watering, these look so good!

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  2. Great flavour choice and they look fabulous. Wise move and very restrained of you making half quantity I know what you mean about being glad its almost over Dieting has been futile recently :)

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  3. Marzipan and cherry - what an amazing flavour combination. They look amazing!!!

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  4. I love the flavours you've used. It makes want to bake some marzipan and cherry pastries. Yum!!

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