May 6th, 2012
This post is a week late, as I made these delicious danishes last weekend, but didn’t have time to post until now. What enticed me to make these? Well, a few weeks ago I received a bunch of lemons from someone at work who was trying to get rid of them. It was like hitting the jackpot for me! Free lemons!?! The endless possibilities of what I can do with them! I whipped up a batch of lemon curd and they have been sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. So I decided to make fruit danishes last weekend so that I can fill them with the lemon curd, and indeed it was a brilliant idea. Making these danishes also allowed me to work with yeast again after the buttery croissant experience.
This was definitely a more time intensive project compared to making the croissants, in my opinion. The dough had to be rolled out, rested, shaped, proofed and filled before finally going into the oven and then glazed once they were done baking. I’m glad I made the lemon curd in advance, otherwise it would have been an entire day project!
Spiral-shaped danishes filled with lemon curd and topped with raspberries.