Sunday, July 6, 2008

Three day weekends are magical! It's amazing the difference one extra day can make. I've heard in Europe most people only have 4 day work weeks. Jealousy doesn't even begin to describe the way I feel about that.
We started off the 4th with some yummy breakfast. I love to bake - it makes me so happy but I haven't baked in a long time. So this week I satisfied my baking urges. I made my first Danish Braid. It's the first time I've made laminated dough and I was pretty nervous that it would be a huge mess but it actually turned out. I'm already craving another one.


At this point in the recipe I'm nervous. I 'm thinking we're gonna have a mess on our hands!

Spreading it with a butter and flour mixture...Did I mention how healthy this is?



Rolling it out and folding. You do this every 30 min for two hours. That's what gives it the flaky, buttery crust.
I filled one with apples and cream cheese and the other with Cream cheese and chocolate.

Let them rise for 2 hours...

And here they are in all their delicious glory!

Want to try it...get the recipe here from Good Eats-N-Sweet Treats - her blog is awesome!

14 comments:

bensey said...

holy mother that looks GOOD!! you are seriously an awesome cook. maybe i can pick up some of those skills when we are neighbors. or...i could just reap the benefits of living close to you by being your official taste tester!

Julie said...

So.... did you guys end up finishing them off or is it tempting you on fast Sunday?

Rachel H. said...

WOW. WOW, WOW! That is INCREDIBLE impressive. Thanks for including the recipe--I was salivating the whole post... :) Cant wait to try it ourselves!

~Hartwig Family~ said...

YUMMMMMMMYYYYYY!!! It looks fantastic.. I can't wait to try!

Lauren Horsley said...

This is IMPRESSIVE, girl! You've got a future in a French Pastry Shop for sure! You better start brushing up on your accent...

Andrea M. said...

Wow! Those look so delicious! I bet they tasted just as good!

campblondie said...

I've said it once and I'll say it again. Nice work. The best part is I'm making brownies right now and forgot, until I smelled what I thought was my imagination conjuring up what the danish must have smelled like. Nope, just my brownies.

Michelle said...

oh you inspire me . . .I think it is so fun to bake and I just don't make time to do it very often :)

kellyfamily4 said...

Hey andrea, what a great blog! We have one too, its kellyfamily-4.blogspot.com...anyway that recipe looks yummy!!!!

Matthew said...

i can't decide which is better:
that recipe or the clay aiken song that i just downloaded illegally.

Ryan and Triana said...

Hey Andrea:

That looks so delicious!! I want the recipe. You know yesterday they were talking about having a four day work week here in Utah at some of the government owned businesses. Ryan was saying that people actually are more productive. I also would not mind the idea. It would be really nice! I'm glad you had a good forth!!

Marci Ward said...

That looks AMAZINGLY delicious! Brent is the chef in our house, he makes croissants...yum I can't wait to try this!

Jaime said...

wow, i'm so glad you tried it! it looks amazing!!! fantastic job!

i just found your blog and saw that you have me listed on your blog roll! i'm flattered, thanks :) just a small note - it's actually Good Eats 'n Sweet Treats, not Eats and Sweet Treats :) if you wouldn't mind also including the name of my blog in your post link, that would be great too! thanks!

Megan said...

Makes me want to make them all over again. Yours look very yummy.