Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2013

TWD: Danish Braid - Prune Version

To make it short: I love this recipe!

It needs some preparation due to chilling and rising time, but besides that it is not too difficult and offers a lot of possibilities for variation.

I am not a big lover of Danish and things like that usually, because at work they serve for every meeting before 17 pm "Plunder" what comes very close to Danish. They are mostly prebaked in large factories and only re"heated" shortly before the meetings, they are always the same, odd and not a bit crunchy or flaky.

The more I liked these self-made braid.

I opted for a plum version od the Danish Braid with confectioners cream, infused with some almond extract. The cream stayed liquid, unfortunately, but I somehow managed to spread some over the prune-jam. I skipped the glaze because I don't like coffee-glaze but I don't think it makes a big difference.

I made two smaller braids, one was not width enough so the stripes didn't close / opened up during baking. While it doesn't look that nice it still tastes the same (=great!) The second turned out pretty good, I think. At least I am happy with it :-)

For the recipe, have a look at Dorie Greenspan's book on p. 205. And to find out about all the other (and for sure prettier) versions of the braid with different fillings, head over to the TWD-group!

10 Kommentare:

  1. They look beautiful!! This was my favorite recipe from the book so far!

  2. Great looking pastries!! I loved this recipe too. I was surprised how easy it was to make such good pastries. This will be a recipe I make again and again. In fact, I am using the other half of the dough to make pinwheels right now. :)

  3. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! I also went with the prune filling and I just googled Plunderteilchen :)

  4. Fantastic! I'm still working on mine....it's in the oven now! I look forward to seeing the results. Everyone's braids are so beautiful!

  5. Second time, better luck - a plum filling together with confectioners´cream sound delicious and your presentation of your two Danish Braids is very pretty!
    P.S.: Please be so kind and delete my first comment (too many typos) - thanks so much!

  6. Plum filling sounds wonderful! Your pastry looks perfect

  7. I skipped the glaze too - it just did not sound good to me, and honestly, it doesn't need it. Your danishes look great.

  8. I love the idea of prunes in this pastry. I want to try that next time. Great job!