Breakfast Pastries

by aimee @ shugarysweets on November 21, 2011

I love pastries. I probably love baking them as much as I love eating them. Which is a good thing, because I do eat a lot of them. And who wants to bake something they don’t love to eat?
This recipe makes 3 dozen good sized pastries. So plan on feeding a crowd when you bake these. I freeze them in ziploc too, then thaw on counter. They are a little softer the second time around, but still quite tasty! I made some plain cheese danishes, some cheese and cherry, and some raspberry. I think my favorite was the plain cheese. 
And I’m not a plain person. Ask anyone I know. Wait. Don’t do that. That might be creepy and stalker-ish. Instead, just read my blog, you will see that I like to go OVER THE TOP. Which may be why my daughter Alyssa asks for regular chocolate chip cookies (which of course I have a difficult time doing).

Back to breakfast. And danishes. And the fact that these are great to eat before you head to they gym. Or why you should head to the gym. Something like that.

Enjoy!

*** yes, don’t judge the icing in these pictures. I added a bit too much cream and they separated. Add your cream slowly!

Breakfast Pastries
by Shugary Sweets
Prep Time: 4 hours
Cook Time: 15-17 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast bread
Ingredients (72 small pastries)
    FOR THE DANISH:
    • 2 pkg yeast
    • 1/2 cup milk, warm
    • 6 cup flour
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 cup warm half and half cream
    • 6 egg yolks, beaten
    • coarse sugar
    • 1 can cherry pie filling (optional)
    FOR THE FILLING:
    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt
    • 1 can cherry pie filling (optional)
    FOR THE ICING:
    • 3 cups powdered sugar
    • 2 Tbsp butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup heavy cream
    Instructions
    In a small bowl, warm milk (110 degrees) and dissolve yeast. Meanwhile, in mixer add flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly, on low speed Add the yeast mixture, half and half cream, and egg yolks. Stir until soft dough (a couple minutes). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    ***note***If making same day, allow dough to rise in warm place, covered loosely for one to 2 hours.
    Punch down dough and divide into fourths. Roll each piece of dough into an 18 inch by 4 inch rectangle. Cut into strips (18 one inch strips).
    Place two strips side by side and twist together. Shape into a ring and pinch the ends together. Repeat with remaining strips. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place on greased baking sheet and cover. Rise for one hour in warm place.
    Using the end of a spoon, make an indentation in the center of each roll.
    Prepare filling.
    In mixer, beat cream cheese with sugar until blended. Beat in egg, vanilla and salt.
    Spoon the cream cheese filling into each “well”. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-17 minutes. Remove and cool.
    Prepare icing by beating butter, powdered sugar and heavy cream for 3 minutes until desired consistency.
    To serve, spoon a small amount of pie filling into each danish and drizzle with icing. Enjoy!
    *recipe adapted from Taste of Home
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    Jocelyn November 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    What? You? Over the Top??? No way:-) Haha! That is just one of the many reasons I heart you so much girl!!! And you just made your own danishes…I need to visit for sure!!! Actually is there a house available in your neighborhood because we would have so much fun in the kitchen:-)

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    ButterYum November 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    These are great – and thanks for including the great how to photos. I love that you included a scratch pastry recipe – too many times I see canned biscuits being called for. I don’t like those things – they never taste as good as the real deal. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    :)
    ButterYum

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    Joan@chocolateandmore November 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I can’t wait to try these, love cheese danish!

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    carolinaheartstrings November 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Wow. These look so wonderful and you make it look so easy! Come visit us. We have pumpkin macaroni and cheese today. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart November 22, 2011 at 5:24 am

    I Love danish’s!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous recipe!

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    peanutbutterandpeppers.com November 22, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Oh boy, your pastries look so good and I would love to try to make them. I totally need to do a breakfast party or brunch, I bet these pastries would go over well!! Bookmarking!!

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    Lizzy November 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

    YUM! Gorgeous, too!!!

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    kitty November 26, 2011 at 4:00 am

    I love making homemade yeast dough. I can’t wait to try this delicious recipe!!!

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    Erin November 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Oh my heck! YUM! I pinned this so I can make these on Christmas Eve. Thank you!!!!

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    The Better Baker November 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Absolutely mouth-watering! WOWZERS!

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