I am very happy that Kelly on Sass & Veracity and Ben on What’s Cookin’? didn’t chose another rich buttercream filled cake. They went for Danish Pastry and a Danish Braid. You could use any filling as long it is made from scratch. I live only 100 km from the border to Danmark, where this kind of pastry is called Wienerbrød, in Germany it’s called Plunderteig. In Northern Germany we have pastries called Kopenhagener – after the capital of Danmark, in Danmark they are called Spandauer – a district of Berlin.
I always wanted to make Danish Pastry or puff pastry. It was surprisingly easy to make the pastry, it was only time consuming. I made two braids, one filled with a pastry cream from Dorie Greenspan, the other I filled with a rhubarb compote by guess and by gosh.
|pastry cream||rhubarb filling|
They way how to fill the pastry
I’ll definitely make Danish pastry again, but our family would prefer the dough without any flavours.
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