My personal favorite:
Pecan Alligator ('cause it looks like an alligator tail, get it?)
Pecan Filling (can be prepared and stored up to 1 week in fridge) - soooo good!
This can also be almond instead of pecan. (Or any nut in fact)
Yields 1 Cup
1/2C Powdered Sugar
1oz Unsalted Butter, room temp
1/2t Vanilla Extract
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
Pulse nuts and sugar in food processor. Once finely ground, add in butter, extract and egg white. Mix together.
Use at room temp.
Other danish shapes: bearclaw (with almond filling), pinwheel with a cream cheese filling, and triangle with an apricot filling.
All this shaping and rolling was reminiscent of the croissant and puff pastry class.
|After crappy rolling and shaping.|
|Bear Claws with Almond Filling|
|Pinwheels with Cream Cheese Filling|
|All packed up!|
YUM! Similar but so different from the Pain au Raisin and Brioche Cinnamon Rolls from before...
|Let the sugar rush commence!|