The buttery, flaky scent of the vanilla Cheese Danish recipe is so incredible that Beth hasn’t been able to stop talking about it since I baked it for her. This is among my most-loved recipes since the breakfast treat is effortless to prepare, ready in less than one hour, and affordable. PS I’m going teach you how easy it is to make Cheese Danish in your kitchen for only a third of the cost you’d spend at an expensive bakery. (Seriously. They’re available for sale at just $18 per half-dozen Gold Belly.
WHAT IS CHEESE DANISH?
It is a classic Danish breakfast treat. Danish is a traditional Danish breakfast food made of puff pastry that is flaky and a mildly flavorful creamy cheese filling. This simple Cheese Danish can also be great for brunch or as a dessert after dinner and will get everyone’s praise at your next potluck or office event. (Pro Tips: Make an easy cheese Danish recipe when you know someone is having a rough day, and prepare to gather all. Of. The. Hugs.
Eight oz. cream cheese softened ($2.19)
1/3 cup sugared powder ($0.11)
1 tsp vanilla extract ($0.58)
One pinch of salt ($0.01)
One sheet of puff pastry frozen ($2.75)
One egg yolk, white and yolk separated ($0.09)
1/2 Cup powdered sugar ($0.16)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract ($0.15)
2 Tbsp of milk ($0.03)
Place a baking sheet on top of parchment paper. Set the oven’s rack on top and heat it to 400°F. Combine the cream cheese vanilla, powdered sugar egg yolk, and salt until they are smooth and silky in texture.
Unfold the puff pastry, dust off any excess flour, and place it on the baking sheet. Cut off the seams so that you get three strips of equal size. Cut the strips into half.
Use a fork to cut around the edges of each puff pastry rectangle and leave a half-inch border. This will prevent puff pastry from rising in the middle.
Add two heaping tablespoons of your cream cheese mixture in each square. Spread it evenly, ensuring that the edges are left clear.
Mix the egg white with a mixer until it is frothy. Dip a pastry brush in the egg white that has been beaten and trace lightly around the edges. This gives it a shiny look and golden color.
Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes, then turn the baking sheet from front to back. Continue baking for 5-10 minutes or until the edges formed by the pastry have begun to rise and they are golden brown. Utilize a spatula to remove the pie from the pan and leave the lid on the rack.
In another bowl, mix the sugar powder, vanilla, and milk. Then, drizzle over the cooled Cheese Danish and enjoy watching your loved ones wolf the delicious treats! Optional: drizzle the strawberry jam of 2 tablespoons, thinned with one teaspoon of water.