Easy Cheese Danish

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 From a new fave food blogger "The Country Cook" I follow on Twitter and FB and love every recipe she shares!

Easy Cheese Danish

 

(Apple danish is just below this recipe)

 

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So far it doesn't look a thing like the pix. Suggestions: if it's humid and hot in the kitchen freeze the baking sheet first. The dough got so soggy in this humidity it just stuck to the pan. The braiding is a joke. OK, partly because it is so humid here. Anyhoo. one in the oven. Not bothering with the next one until I see how this comes out. I may just make muffins instead.

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 Too hot to bake.  In this weather I just reheat some croissants and call it a day. Or use the bread machine to have hot savory bread ready in the AM.

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Easy cheese danish with raspberries

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OK, yours looks good! I made 2 of them and they're 'ok'. I'll reheat them a bit in the morning and slap the drizzle on them. I should get 16 slices. We have 16 guests. Close enough. Eye-wink

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I've never reheated them. Let me know how that works out. You'll be amazed how much better it looks after it's drizzled!. Did you put any fruit in them?

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I made the Easy Berry Cheese Danish with raspberries, last week and froze it.  Thawed it out in refrigerator over night and heated it on a silpat this morning.  Looked fabulous and not a crumb came back to the kitchen this morning.

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So, it was cooked already when you froze it?

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Yup, baked it, cooled it, froze it in foil. Worked like a charm!

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Great info. Thanks!! I've got a bunch of raspberries & blackberries so I'll give it a try!

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Oh yeah. Fruit! It looks so blah with just cheese so I loaded it up with blueberries.

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Madeleine wrote:

So far it doesn't look a thing like the pix. Suggestions: if it's humid and hot in the kitchen freeze the baking sheet first. The dough got so soggy in this humidity it just stuck to the pan. The braiding is a joke. OK, partly because it is so humid here. Anyhoo. one in the oven. Not bothering with the next one until I see how this comes out. I may just make muffins instead.

forget about the braiding. Just slap it over on top. Once you cut it, nobody knows the difference anyway. I never try to braid.

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OK, don't hit me, but the crescent rolls in the tube idea sounds easy, the pix look good,

but....

can anything based on stuff out of a cardboard tube actually taste guest-worthy?

More than one of you have chimed in on this, so I may really be missing a good thing, but I tried biscuits in a tube...

once.

Big mistake.

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If you put enough butter and sugar on something, it tastes good! 

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Before I made the blackberry cheese danish, I had never used canned crescent rolls. I thought the same way you did. But now I'm a believer! I wouldn't serve them as crescent rolls, but they're darned good and easy and totally unrecognizable in these recipes.

When I first started innkeeping, I was much more of a purist about baking than I am now. Now, give me a quality packaged or short cut and I'm happy, my guests are thrilled (they don't know the difference) and I get a few more minutes to myself instead of baking every day.

Try it, you may like it! Oh, and there was nothing left of the raspberry cheese Danish I made this morning. Everyone scarfed it up.

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Darn tootin' I'm using something out of a tin when I can't even leave butter out for 5 minutes without it being melted.

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Here's another recipe that I use. It uses the same basic ingredients but it's quicker to put together and I make 6 servings out of it. Guests love it and it looks way more impressive than the few minutes it takes to put together. I do it with raspberries. In fact, I did it this morning!

Easy Blackberry Cheese Danish

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 Has anyone tried putting this together at night, refrigerating it and then baking it in the AM?

 

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I baked it at night. But would like to know if it works sitting over night.

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 I might give it a try if I can summon up a little energy.  I was all fired up to do it earlier but then we went out for a pizza and beer...now I just want to to take a nap!  LOL

 

1 hour later....made up the danish and put it in ref. over night.  Will let you know how it came out once I bake it in the am.

 

 

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 OK so I put this together at night and baked it in the morning.  Tasted fabulous and looked even better.  I used tons of fresh raspberries and instead of vanilla in the icing I used almond extract.  Next time I will cut back on the cream cheese and try 6 oz instead of the full 8 oz the recipe calls for. 

There was no way to tell that the pastry was cresent rolls.  I am a from scratch baker and would normally not use a premade product.  In this case, however it was easy, delicious and well worth it.

Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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I used 8 ozs for TWO batches. 16 danish.

I might try a chocolate drizzle next time. I really don't like that white icing and I used the recipe as it stands for 16. A quick little drizzle, not that sugar headache on a plate in the photos!

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Hmmm, I used the easy blackberry cheese danish recipe that called for one tube of dough and 8 oz cream cheese.  In any event..the 8 oz is too much so I'll follow your lead and cut it in half next time. The frosting drizzle with almond tasted great but I never use as much as called for .  If you try the chocolate drizzle let me know how it comes out. 

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Next time I make it I'm going to use ricotta instead of cream cheese. More of a canolli filling.

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Yup, same recipe here. I just looked at the cream cheese and the dough and said eww, too much cream cheese!

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That looks great - with a hidden treat between the layers.

Here's another easy one from her that we loved:

http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/02/sopapilla-cheesecake-cookbook-giveaway.html

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 My DD has made the sopapilla  heesecake for us before.  Yummy! 

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They look delish!

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