Apricot Danish

If you want to stray from baking cookies, try this apricot danish recipe for a change!

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp. yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup apricot jam, melted for icing

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of the flour, ½ cup of sugar, yeast and the salt. Heat water, milk and ½ cup of butter until warm. Pour over the dry ingredients, mix. Add eggs and the remaining flour to get dough that shapes up well into a ball.

On a floured surface, knead dough until has a smooth and supple surface. Cover and let rise for 10 minutes.

Roll out dough to a dimension of 22 in. x 18 in. Melt the rest of the butter and spread it over dough. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar and cinnamon over dough. Roll up dough like a jelly roll, pinching sides to seal edges well.

Cut roll into 24 slices. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let dough rise at room temperature until they double in size [about 45 minutes]. Preheat oven to 359 degrees F. Bake for 29 minutes or until golden. Let cool and garnish with apricot jam.

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