This is officially the BEST baked good I have ever made! And that is saying a lot because I bake a ton. This danish was sent straight from heaven! It was amazingly, over-the-top delicious!
The recipe for this danish was absolute perfection! The vanilla beans just put it over the top for me! I cannot stop gushing about it! Unfortunately, being that it is 4 am, I am unable to come up with the right words!
The recipe makes 2 large braids, but I chose to make one large braid and 2 smaller ones. For the small ones, I made one with the apple filling provided in the recipe (DIVINE!) and a cream cheese filling in the other. The large one was filled with cream cheese and strawberries, however I don't have pics of that one because I gave it to Monica to serve to her guests flying in from the states. She promised to take pics of it, so I will update the post on Saturday with new pics!
While the recipe seems long and complex, this was actually a breeze to make. I had no issues with it and was very pleased with the results. It was a tad time consuming, but that was mostly attributed to rest time for the dough.
I will be making this recipe again and again and again. I can't wait to play around with the fillings!
This was the June 2008 challenge hosted by Kelly of Sass and Veracity and Ben of What's Cookin'? (recipes can be found at their blogs). A belated thanks for an awesome challenge!!!
Cream Cheese Filling