These delectably flaky homemade danish with a PB glaze are perfect with your morning coffee and impossible to eat just one of!
Chef Tony Peanuts
6 Cups Flour
1.5 tbsp dry yeast
⅓ cup sugar
1 pound butter plus one small pat
1 cup milk
.5 cup warm water
1 jar strawberry jam
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tbsp Tony Peanuts
Mix together the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a large mixing bowl. Crumble in the small pat of butter to give the dry ingredients a rough texture.
Add in all the wet ingredients: milk, water, and two eggs.
Mix with a spatula or in tabletop mixer until the dough comes together. Knead several times until elastic and smooth. Cover in plastic wrap and set aside.
Laminating the Butter
Cut your pound of butter into four sticks if not already and place in a mixing bowl. Beat until soft and malleable. Once softened, fashion into an approximately 6”X6” square. Cover in plastic wrap and set aside.
Uncover the dough and sprinkle with flour. Roll out into a long rectangle.
Once your butter is semi-solid, place it in the middle of the rectangular dough. Fold in thirds: one side of the dough over the top of the butter, and the other side of the dough over that one. Wrap the dough at the ends so it looks like package. Tap down from the middle to the ends of the package with your rolling pin softening the butter. Roll it out again into a long rectangle, some butter may poke through the edges. Fold into thirds again like a package, wrap, and place in fridge.
Repeat the rolling out and folding method two more times, wrap the dough, and place the dough package in the fridge overnight.
Forming the Danish
Roll out dough (it should have raised substantially overnight) into a rectangle. Cut the dough into whatever shapes you like! You can make squares, circles, or even pinwheels by cutting strips from squares and rotating the strips inwards. Place jam in the middle.
Beat your remaining egg with a dash of milk and egg wash the outside of each danish, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place danish in oven, meanwhile making the glaze. Make the glaze by combining the powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk until it forms a thick and smooth glaze.
Remove the danish from the oven after about 40 minutes or once golden brown. Let cool, drizzle glaze on them, and enjoy!