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

  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 :)

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

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

  5. Really great article, Glad to read the article. It is very informative for us. Thanks for posting.
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