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Sometimes some recipes seem complicated, but in reality, they are not. Some of them are sweet danish pastry, fruit Danish pastry, and Hawaian pastry. The easiest one is the recipe for sweet Danish pastry. This recipe is quite simple, though sounds challenging. All you have to do is follow a recipe. Are you looking for the perfect recipe on how to prepare danish pastry? If yes, then this article is for you. Here, I will share how to make Danish pastries at home.

Here I will also share how to make danish pastry filling, how to make danish pastry shapes, danish pastry house ingredients, how do you make danish pastry from scratch, and nutritional value of danish pastry. Stay with me to learn the authentic Danish pastry recipe.

Recipe for Sweet Danish Pastry


Unsalted Butter2 cups
All Purpose Flour8 2/3 cups
Active Dry Yeast4 1/2 teaspoons
Milk2 1/2 cups
White sugar1/2 cup
Salt2 teaspoons
Almond Extract1 teaspoon
Lemon Extract1 teaspoon
Fruit Preserve2 cups
Egg white1 large (beaten)

Preparation Time

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Cooking Time

  • 15 minutes


  • 36

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Sweet Danish Pastry at Home from Scratch

Step #1

Take a large bowl and mix flour, sugar, and salt.

Step #2

Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or finger.

Step #3

Keep Stirring the milk and egg together in a small bowl.

Step #4

It’s time to aff yeast and water. Add yeast and warm water together and keep stirring until the yeast is completely dissolved.

Step #5

Over the flour mixture, pour the warm milk and yeast mixture. Add egg, lemon, and almond extracts to the mix. For the next 3 minutes, keep stirring.

Step #6

Add the remaining flour, 1/2, and knead until the dough is elastic and firm. Cover and allow to double in size, 30 minutes to 1 hour, at room temperature.

Step #7

Place the dough on a plate, and knead it for 5 to 7 minutes or until it is elastic and smooth.

Step #8

Divide the dough and make it in half. Make a 14-inch square out of each part. One cold butter sheet should be placed over half of each dough square, offset to one side. The dough should then be folded over the butter sheet like a book cover. Using your fingers, firmly pinch the dough’s edges together.

Step #9

Get prepared to roll the dough. Here comes little mathematics. Keep each piece of dough to a 20×12-inch rectangle. Fold into thirds like a letter. One more time, repeat the rolling and folding. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes after wrapping in plastic.

Step #10

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Give a square shape by cutting the dough. Put some fruit preserves in the middle. Create a diamond shape by folding the two opposite corners over the middle.

Step #11

Take a baking tray and spread a baking sheet. Keep the Danish on the plate and wait for the next 30 minutes at room temperature until they double in size.

Step #12

Set your oven by preheating it to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Step #13

Apply egg wash to the pastries edges.

Step #14

Bake for the next 15 minutes until the danishes become golden brown.

Step #15

Enjoy your sweet danish pastry with your family.

Nutrition Value of Sweet Danish

  • Amount Per 100 grams
  • Calories 374
  • Total Fat 22 g: 33%
  • Saturated fat g: 35%
  • Cholesterol 23 my: 7%
  • Sodium 417 my: 17%
  • Potassium 98 my: 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 37 g: 12%
  • Dietary fiber 1 g: 4%
  • Sugar 3 g: – 3%
  • Protein 8 g: 16%
  • Magnesium: 3%

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End note

Finally, you understand how to make some delicious danish pastry. Making them takes a while, but it’s a really simple process. The process of making danish pastry takes time, but trust me! The taste of your baked danish pastry will be the best if you stick to this recipe. Today, give this recipe a try and treat your family!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How does Danish pastry last?

Danish pastry mostly lasts for 3 days if you preserve it properly in the refrigerator.

2. How are Danish pastries kept fresh?

To keep your Danish pastries fresh, use a refrigerator. Keep the Danish pastries inside the fridge to preserve them for a long time.

3. Can I heat Danish pastry?

It is the best way to eat Danish pastry on the same day. Although, Danish pastries can be heated up the next day in a low heat.

Lauren Melaney is a housewife. Cooking is her passion and she really loves to experiment. She loves baking bread on any occasion. European cuisine is one of her favorites and she likes preparing different dishes and eating them with her family and friends. Also, Spanish & French cooking traditions appeal to her in general. Hope you would enjoy her recipes and find something that interests you!


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