I came up with this idea when looking at left over pastry after making a pie. I thought surely it would be pretty easy to cobble together some Danish pastries out of the left over pastry and what I had in the fridge and cupboards.They were so tasty this is now a regular weekend treat for Breakfast.
It’s simple and doesn’t take too much time and effort.
Obviously making your own ingredients completely from scratch is lovely but we don’t always have the time for this so it’s nice to know you can whip something like this up quickly.
I made a mixture of types – Turnovers, Diamonds and Cinnamon Whirls.
Serves up to 4 people.
1 Pack of Puff Pastry.
1 Small tub of custard.
Jam of your choice, I used Blueberry.
Fruit of your choice – here again I used Blueberries.
1 egg, beaten.
Butter for Greasing.
1. Heat your oven to around 180-200 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with baking paper and grease it with butter.
2. Roll the Pastry until it’s around the thickness of a 10 pence coin.
3. Cut the pastry into squares of equal size of around 12cm per side.
This is nice and easy, place around a tablespoon of custard in the centre, spread it out in a circle, top with jam and fruit, then fold over and seal along the folded side leaving each end open.
For this, again repeat the same porcess as the turnovers with the filling but just fold 2 of the corners into the middle on top of the filling making a diamond shape.
Cinnamon Whirls –
Sprinkle the pastry square with, Cinnamon, icing sugar, raisons and a little demerera. Then squash into a ball then roll out into a long sausage shape. Curl the shape round into a spiral shape, then flatten out with a rolling pin.
4. Place the made pastries onto the greased baking tray and egg wash them.
5. Place into the oven for around 20 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
6. Pour around 6 table spoons of icing sugar into a bowl. Add a teaspoon of water and mix till thick but moist.
7. Take pastries out of the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.
8. Drizzle the icing over the pastries and serve with fresh Coffee.