Basic Pinwheel Danish


Wednesday, September 29th 2021, 3:33 pm
By: News 9


Basic Pinwheel Danish

  1. 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry
  2. 1 egg, beaten
  3. Melted butter
  4. Fruit jam, flavor is your choice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Defrost the puff pastry according to package instructions. KEEP PUFF PASTRY COLD AT ALL TIMES!!!
  4. Work with one sheet at a time and keep the other sheet in the refrigerator.
  5. Flour a flat surface and set the puff pastry sheet in the middle.
  6. Cut into 4 even squares.
  7. Transfer the squares to the prepared baking sheet.

To create the pinwheel:

  1. Brush the square with melted butter. Cut a slit in each corner of the pastry square to center 2 inches long.
  2. Pull one corner of the cut square to the center, skip the next one and pull the next slit to the center and repeat till there are 4 slits in the center.
  3. Press the center connecting points into the bottom pastry.
  4. Brush with egg wash and add a ½ teaspoon on jam into the center.
  5. Repeat with the remaining squares.
  6. Bake the pinwheels for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

**Make the night before. Cover with plastic wrap and bake in the morning for 25 minutes.

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