Welcome to my food blog, where I share delightful recipes that are not only delicious but also easy to make. Today, I’m excited to bring you a fantastic recipe for Easy Cheese Danish.
This delectable treat is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even as a dessert. With its flaky pastry, creamy cheese filling, and sweet icing, it’s bound to impress your family and friends. So, let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to make these irresistible Easy Cheese Danish!
Before we get started, let’s make sure you have all the necessary kitchen equipment. Here’s a list of what you’ll need:
- Baking sheets lined with parchment paper
- Electric mixer
- Clean lint-free dish towel or plastic wrap
- Small bowl
- Whisk or spoon for mixing
- Measuring cups and spoons
1. Can I make the Easy Cheese Danish in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the Easy Cheese Danish in advance. After baking, allow them to cool completely and store them in an airtight container. They can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. Before serving, you can reheat them in the oven for a few minutes to regain their freshness.
2. Can I use different fruit preserves for the filling?
Absolutely! While the recipe suggests using lemon curd or raspberry preserves, you can experiment with other flavors as well. Apricot, strawberry, or blueberry preserves would be delicious alternatives. Feel free to get creative and find your favorite combination.
3. Can I freeze the Easy Cheese Danish?
Yes, you can freeze the Easy Cheese Danish. After baking and cooling, place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. They can be frozen for up to 1 month. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight and reheat them in the oven before serving.
Recipe Tips and Variations
- If you prefer a sweeter filling, you can add a bit more powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture.
- For a citrusy twist, you can add a teaspoon of grated lemon zest to the cream cheese filling.
- If you’re short on time, you can use store-bought crescent roll dough instead of thawing and flattening the dinner rolls.
- To make mini danishes, use smaller portions of the dough and adjust the baking time accordingly.
The Easy Cheese Danish pairs perfectly with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a hot cup of tea. The rich, flaky pastry and creamy filling complement the warm and comforting flavors of these beverages.
- 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 12 tablespoons lemon curd and/or raspberry preserves
- For the White Icing, you'll need:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Using a little flour on your hands, flatten each thawed roll into a 3-inch disc and place them on the baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Brush each disc with warm melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Cover the discs with a clean lint-free dish towel or sprayed plastic wrap. Let them rise in a warm spot until double in size. This may take around 50 minutes in an oven with just the light on. The rising time can vary based on the temperature in your home.
While the rolls are rising, combine cream cheese, sugar, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix them together using an electric mixer until smooth. Set aside.
Remove the rolls from the oven and preheat it to 350°F.
Uncover the rolls and use your fingertips to press an indentation in the center of each roll.
Fill each indentation with approximately 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and a teaspoon of lemon curd or raspberry preserves.
Brush the edges of the rolls with the beaten egg.
Bake the danishes for 15-20 minutes or until they turn light golden brown.
Let the danishes cool on the pan for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and 4 tablespoons of milk. Whisk them together until you achieve a smooth icing consistency. Add more milk if needed to thin the icing, or more sugar if it becomes too thin.
Drizzle the icing over the danishes and let it set.
Serve the Easy Cheese Danish warm or at room temperature.