Food

Easy Danish Pastries

December 28, 2020

Yield
Makes 16
Prep Time
15mins
Cook Time
25mins
Difficulty Level
2 / 5

Curb your sweet tooth with these decadent danish pastries topped off with apricots and cherries. They make great desserts to end off your dinner on a sweet note, and take less than half an hour in the oven.

Ingredients

Steps

01.

In a medium saucepan, combine milk, half sugar and vanilla. Stir over medium heat until boiling point is reached (do not boil).

02.

In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks, remaining sugar and cornflour together.

03.

Pour hot milk into egg mixture in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly.

04.

Return mixture to a clean saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, 5-6 mins, until mixture boils and becomes thick (dropping consistency). Remove from heat. Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool.

05.

Preheat oven to very hot, 220°C. Lightly grease and line 2 oven trays with baking paper.

06.

Spread 1 tbsp custard diagonally across each pastry square. Place two apricot halves or cherries on custard. Join opposite corners, overlapping in centre.

07.

Arrange on trays; brush with extra beaten egg. Bake 12-15 mins until crisp and golden. Brush with jam while hot.

08.

Serve warm or cold.

TIP Cornflour stabilises the custard so it won’t split over high heat.

Photo: bauersyndication.com.au