Sunday, September 11, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Danish


Apple cinnamon glory....oh yes.  Perfect for a weekend breakfast.  I'm still playing around with using crumb topping as the filling in different sweet breads....it really does make a great filler.

Next time I need to thin my frosting a bit more....talk about a super thick drizzle.


Apple Cinnamon Danish

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm skim milk
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup oil
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbls vital wheat gluten (optional)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling:
Spiced Apple Butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

Sugar Drizzle:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 to 3 tbls water or milk


Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.  Stir in milk, honey, oil, and salt.  Mix in one cup of flour and vital wheat gluten.  Mix in egg and enough flour to make a soft dough.  Turn dough out onto floured board and knead for 5 to 8 minutes, adding flour as necessary.  Place in covered bowl and let rise for one hour.

Assemble filling while dough is rising.  Stir together both sugars, salt, and cinnamon, and butter in a medium bowl. Fold in the flour until well combined.  Set aside.

Divide dough into four sections.  Roll a section out into a thin rectangle.  Spread apple butter down the center of the dough.  Crumble filling on top of apple butter.  Using a knife or pizza cutter....cut dough on each side of the filling into strips.  Fold strips, alternating sides, over the filling in the center.....I always think of it like a shoelace pattern.  Place danish on greased cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining portions of dough.  Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool on racks.  Drizzle with sugar mixture.


31 comments:

  1. Those look awesome! I love apple and cinnamon too

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  2. Nice, generous drizzle and filling. Spiced apple butter sounds delicious.

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  3. These look delicious and so pretty too! Thank you for sharing

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  4. Oh, yeah!!!! I'd be all over these delectable beauties!! I can't resist apple baked goods!

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  5. There's a plethora of apples in my garden in URGE to be picked and prepared so I'm collecting apple recipes at the moment - SAVED! ;)

    And well, thinner drizzle might look a bit more delicate, BUT: It just goes SO WELL with apple baked goods and I often find there's too little of them when I buy some from the bakery. So, big plus for me. ;)

    Cheers,
    Tobias

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  6. This looks like a fantastic danish! Apples and cinnamon are the perfect combination in a pastry like this!

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  7. The fall makes me so excited for apples! I love the recipe. Perfect for an indulgent Sunday morning breakfast in the mountains with a cup of coffee.

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  8. Oh my god this looks amazing! Love apple & cinnamon anything! Yum!!

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  9. Apple and cinnamon scream breakfast to me..... this looks perfect!!!

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  10. OOoo looks like the most perfect breakfast!!!

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  11. I love the icing on top and that stuffing…JUMMIE! I’m saving my apples for a cake, but am very temp to make this Danish now.

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  12. How wonderful it would be to wake up to this and a hot cup of coffee for breakfast. This is another delicious reminder that I need to get some apple butter! Inspiring post, especially with those yummy pictures!

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  13. Oh, this totally makes me want to dice up some apples to put in there, too! I was a sucker for those apple and cinnamon danishes with apple pieces inside. Sadly, they're just not good for you! However, maybe I can make an exception for a fabulous homemade one :-) Thank you for sharing the recipe with us!

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  14. Mmmm, apples and cinnamon. So yum!

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  15. These are so pretty...love the filling :)

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  16. I am already imagining how good my house would smell with those in the oven. Heavenly!!!

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  17. oh my, do those look heavenly! I think you should send some over to my place, stat!! Well done!

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  18. The glaze if perfectly OK just as it is. I'll have a cup of tea with mine please!

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  19. How droolicious pics! I love the combination of apple and cinnammon. This is just right for me as I am craving for a Danish for a long time!

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  20. I love a thick icing, so this looks perfect! I would love to have this for breakfast!!

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  21. Delectable and looks pretty with that drizzle on top!

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  22. I do like a super thick drizzle of icing, so I think your danish is perfect the way it is :) Yum!

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  23. This looks fantastic! Perfect to me!

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  24. I bet your kitchen smelt heavenly when you were baking this!

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  25. I know one boy that would be doing cartwheels if I made these for him!

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  26. hi biarrose, cinnamon is such a versatile spice, it just spices up excellently on most dishes
    would like to try out your apple cinnamon danish, but it may take many trials before it turns out ok and yummy.

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  27. Beautiful! Perfect this time of year!

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  28. Oh, wow! Had to backtrack to see this gorgeous apple danish, with cinnamon, and glaze!
    Stunning!!!

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  29. One of us ( guess who) feels that icing can't be too thick or too much and heartily approves of these little delicacies. Nothing beats apple and cinnamon, does it?

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  30. The sugar drizzle looks so beautiful like an embroidered dress!

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