Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 233: Mango Cream Cheese Danish

Yield: 9 danishes
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

1 sheet puff pastry
½ mango, 18 thin slices
2 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg white
splash vanilla

1. Preheat the oven to 350F
2. Take out the puff pastry and cut it into 3 sections
3. Cut each section into 3 pieces making 9 pieces
4. In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth
5. Add the egg white and whisk until combined.
6. Take each square of pastry, and cut a 1 inch line from each corner towards the center. Fold the dough from the cut corner over to form a star shape. You can be creative and make any shape you like as long as you maintain a center that is intact
7. Place each dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart
8. Pour about 1-2 tbsp of the cream cheese mixture into the center of the Danish and then place over the top in an X 2 slices of the mango
9. Sprinkle the top with a little sugar and then bake for about 15-20 min or until the edges begin to brown and the center sets

Rating: 4 strawberries
Notes: These were pretty good, although I will haven’t perfected my cream cheese center. The mango is super good, and with the touch of sugar on top it makes it not too tangy. They are classic, and I got super nods of approval from the gang. I remember Colin saying he could eat them every day! The shape is up to you, but this is an easy one. I think the picture will help explain more about how they are cut, but try them however you like. They are fast, you can add any fruit if you don’t like mango, and eat them up!

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