The In-Home Pastry Chef: Bake Danish Like a Pro!

Pastry Hack1
“The Braid” Make a crescent roll square, cut sides with 5 snips leaving a 2″ space in center, smear on sweetened cream cheese, add fruit filling and braid. Brush with egg wash & bake @ 375* for 10-15 minutes.

Want impressive and delicious pastries at home in minutes? Try these easy and fun techniques! All can be accomplished with a few simple ingredients and about 20-30 minutes. No need to make a trip in to your local bakery because you got this!

Start with a can or 2 of crescent rolls (healthier brands can be found at your local health food market), a base of softened cream cheese (8 ounces) and powdered sugar (about 1/4-1/2 cup) to taste–whip up. Slice fruit of choice–berries and apples work nice or use preserves and jelly. Some egg wash–1 egg whipped up with a tablespoon of milk. Grab your spoons, knife, pastry brush and baking pan and lets go!

Pastry Hack2
“The Crossover” Same as the braid, but follow this cutting technique. A dollop of cream cheese in center & a few berries. Brush on egg wash & bake
pastry hack3
“The Pinwheel” A Crescent square, Cut sides in 4 triangles, alternate & fold corners to center, pinch, fill, brush & bake
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“The Traditional” Square, bring in corners, pinch center, fill, brush & bake

3 Comments Add yours

  1. bill says:

    so that’s how they do it! Could you do it with cabbage leaves, a bit similar to dolmades?


  2. Hi Bill! I believe leaves, of most edible sorts, could be the base or palette–that pleases the palate šŸ™‚ Also cream cheese mixed with a bit of mayo and seasonings could be used along with sliced veggies for a savory twist as well.Thanks again for your clever ideas; they make my mind wander even more šŸ™‚ Cheers!


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