The cheese Danish is a delectable quick bread that is perfect for parties and eating during the week. This is a quick and easy cheese Danish from scratch made with ricotta cheese and whole wheat flour. Many recipes online are going to have you utilizing store-bought puff paste or crescent dough in a zip-top bag (which is alright), but making your own Danish bread really pays dividends. If you like to eat healthier, then this bread is for you!
Ingredients Required To Make Cheese Danish Recipes
For this recipe you will need; three and one-fourth cups of whole wheat flour, three and one-third cups of low fat cream cheese, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and about 10 minutes to prepare everything. First off, you want to gather all of your ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cream cheese, and salt. You may also want to use the back of a blender or food processor to mix all of the ingredients together until they are completely combined.
Once you have all of your ingredients ready, it is time to start the preparation process. In a large non-stick sauce pan, or even a smaller microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and allow it to heat up to a temperature of about 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the butter is heated up, stir in the vanilla extract. It is best to stir the mixture very thoroughly, as the cheese Danish recipe is all about consistency, and you do not want your dough to be too thick or too thin.
Add In The Flour And The Cheese
Once the butter has reached a temperature that you are comfortable with, add in the flour and the cheese Danish recipe is complete! One of the biggest mistakes that people make when making these types of desserts is that they over knead them. This can cause the dough to become tough, which in turn makes cutting it very difficult. Once the dough is done, it is important to even out the sheets so that they will not shrink together.
Once the sheet is finished, it is time to form it into a rectangle. Because this recipe requires rolling the dough into a rectangle, it is best to have a board to use for this process. If you are baking two cheese Danish recipes at the same time, it is best to put one in the oven and allow it to rise while you preheat the other one. Once the second one is ready, it is time to remove it from the oven, fold it under itself, and place it back into the oven. Repeat this process for the remaining ingredients until all of the ingredients are cooked but still have room to expand.
Spread Them Evenly On The Bottom Sheet Of Wax Paper.
The final step is to assemble all of the ingredients, and spread them evenly on the bottom sheet of wax paper. The only things that are visible are the ingredients. The purpose of this part of the recipe is to help ensure that the cinnamon rolls look even. Since the bottom of the pan may contain more filling ingredients than the top, it is important that no crumbs fall onto the other side. It is also important that the coating spreads across the entire pan so that the cheese Danish recipe adheres properly.
To complete the entire recipe, you simply have to spoon the hot glazed mixture onto the crescent roll and spread it evenly. If you prefer a smoother flavor, you can add some lemon glaze to give it a nice golden color. This coating should be refrigerated before serving. If you find that the mixture does not come to optimum shape, or if the melted cheese begins to runny at the edges, it is best to refrigerate it for an hour before you try to finish the rest of the recipe. Before serving, it is important to let the crescent roll sit in the refrigerator until it is fully cooled.
Making this delicious recipe is very simple. All it requires is a hot processor, a few ingredients, a fine dusting of flour, and a dash of vanilla extract. What makes the recipe so easy to prepare, is that you only need to combine the ingredients once. It can take some time, but it can also be made very quickly using a food processor. The cinnamon rolls can be served warm, as a delicious dessert, with a glaze to top, or even refrigerated to allow them to harden for an awesome treat.