Sunday, June 29, 2008

A DARING BAKER'S DANISH

Who knew I could make laminated dough. That's the thing about Daring Bakers, you have this whole team of people cheering you on, comforting you, giving you ideas to do the things you wouldnt normally do on your own.

A few years ago I saw Julia Childs make laminated dough with a guest chef. I thought to myself there is no way I could do that. I wouldn't want to spend all that time only to have it fail. But fail it did not. It succeeded. All you need is the Daring Bakers (wink, wink).

Kelly of Sass & Veracity of picked this recipe and worked with Ben of What’s Cookin’?. The two of them provided guidance along the way. Great pick and great job! The recipe is quite lengthy so I will refer you to either of these two lovely Daring Bakers! So click on their site and you will find their yummies and then click on Daring Bakers to go check out all the flavors that are possible.

I made my filling with pastry cream and blackberry puree. My other braid was pastry cream and apple pumpkin butter filled. Most everyone preferred the blackberry one. If I were to do it all over again, and I am sure I will, I would do a frangipan one and a cream cheese one. Oh the possibilites that await!










Roll out the dough and spread the butter.










Even though I folded it wrong my end product was delicious. Who knew?










Starting the braid.










Inserting lots of yummy bling to make your taste buds happy.














The braid and the final product.

Here is what you can do with any leftover dough. I am sure there will be a mouth ready to eat it!!


26 comments:

Sarah said...

Yummy looking flavor combinations! Great job!

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

ooo blackberry puree divine!!!

Maryann said...

Can you send a piece over so I can have some with my espresso?

Temperance said...

Love the smile on your daughter, so shark like :) Obviously your danish was a hit.

Susie Homemaker said...

what a cutie! and your braid looks awesome...don't you just LOVE that you know how to make this?

rainbowbrown said...

Yum city. Great job!

Heather B said...

yum! Your braid looks so tasty! Great job!

sleepingbearinthekitchen said...

If that's the kind of smile you got with the leftovers, I can only imagine the squeals of glee with the blackberry puree version!!! Sounds fantastic!!!

Zita said...

Nice flavors..with a beautiful like that, you should be able to bake thousands of braids ;)

Jenny said...

Your braid looks perfect! I love the big smile on your daughter's face, too cute!

Kevin said...

That braid looks good! Nice and light and flaky!

Lorrie said...

you did such a great job, everything turned out lovely!

HoneyB said...

Great job and I love the smile on your daughter's face!

Your braid looks very yummy!

Bunny said...

that's one good looking braid lori!! and your daughter is adorable!!

giz said...

Really nice job on the braid. The fillings actually both appeal to me. I love that little munchkin face with the impish smile letting you know which one she really wants.(unless of course that's you and you're an incredible prodegy)

Robyn said...

Great job, looks tasty!

abeautifulmosaic said...

That first photo is drool-worthy! Great job!

Madam Chow said...

I love your idea of making croissants with the leftover dough - I should have done that! And your flavor combos sound delicious!
Madam Chow
http://www.mzkitchen.com

Katie said...

This looks really yummy.

Renee said...

Your filling looks yummy, and your braid turned out great!

Tartelette said...

Fabulous job on the challenge. Love the blackberry filling of course! Really cute little girl!

breadchick said...

Your danish looks good and the smiles on the test taster show how good it must have been!

JMom said...

I was getting ready to comment and say how I too love that I was able to make anything laminated and how beautiful your braids are....

Then I saw that adorable face at the end and just melted :) she's a cutie!

~JMom

Dolores said...

Mmmm... blackberries! Great job... beautiful braids!

Claire said...

What cute waiting lips! :-) The bread looks fantastic with great layers.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I had the same feeling when I finished this challenge, I couldn't believe that I did it! Your danishes look yummy, well done!

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