Monday, September 8, 2008

Baking again

Now that summer is (sort of) over, I feel like baking. We've had some apples in the house that needed to be used up too. I made my mom's Apple Danish recipe. Oh yum. I love this every time I make it. It's been a little while, so it tastes even better to us.

I did the crust a little different this time, and we were very pleased with the results. I put the flour, margarine, and shortening in my food processor and pulsed it until the margarine and shortening were "mixed" in. Then I added the milk and eggs through the top of the processor while pulsing it. Then I mixed it until it was mixed. My crust was much flakier and easier to work with by doing it this way. And it was less messy. I'll make it like this from now on.

Without further ado, here is the yummy recipe.

Apple Danish

½ cup shortening
3 cups flour
½ cup milk
½ cup margarine
2 eggs, separated
Cut shortening and margarine into flour. Combine milk and egg yolks. Stir together until mixture is moistened. Divide dough in half – roll out ½ and put into jelly roll pan.

6 apples, peeled & sliced
1 ½ cup sugar
3 Tbs. flour
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
½ cup margarine
Arrange apples on crust. Combine sugar, flour & cinnamon. Sprinkle over apples. Dot with margarine.

Roll out remaining crust & cover apples, sealing edges. Brush top with slightly beaten egg whites (don’t use all of them, just brush lightly). Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

1 ½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. milk
Mix together and drizzle over Danish while warm.
Serve warm or let sit over night and devour in the morning.


Jana said...

Sounds yummy! Of course, I'll have to get over my fear of making crust. I can make many things, but crust is not one of them, unfortunately.

Nowheymama said...

I can't wait to try this!

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow, does that look good!

Cherish said...

yumm! I always feel like baking at this time of year too

Kelsey said...

I generally don't like fruit in baked goods, but this looked like something my family would love, so I may try it.

Heidi said...

Yummy! I am going to an apple orchard in a couple of weeks, I will have to save this post!