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Overhead shot of 3 danish pastries on a plate with pecan nuts and flour pack
1Total Time
45Prep Time
15Bake Time
A challenge

Danish Pastries

About our Danish Pastries

Brighten up breakfast time or beautify your brunch platter with this delicious danish pastry recipe then sit back and enjoy with a cup of tea.

What is a typical Danish Pastry? 

Well, unlike puff pastry, these delicate pastries are leavened with yeast. This however, is no 'ordinary' Danish Pastry, this recipe is filled with sweet jam and topped with cherries and pecans... oh and a super generous drizzle of sticky icing. 

Would you like to try more Danish recipes? Try our Danish Layer cake or Apple Danish.

1Total Time
45Prep Time
15Bake Time
A challenge


  1. Step 1:

    Place the flour, 50g of the butter, yeast, salt, sugar, eggs and water into a bowl mix into a smooth dough, rest in the fridge 10 minutes.

  2. Step 2:

    Roll the dough into a rectangle and dot with the remaining  butter, fold over 3 times, seal edges.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll and fold 3 more times in the same direction.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll into one large rectangle, then cut out squares. Add a spoonful of jam in the middle of the square and seal by pulling the corners of pastry into the centre. Preheat the oven to 220°C (200°C fan, gas mark 7).

  5. Step 5:

    Place onto a greased baking tray prove until double in size. Bake for 15 minutes.

  6. Step 6:

    Cool then decorate with icing, nuts and cherries.


  • For the pastry

    • 500g Allinson's Strong White Bread Flour
    • 1 Allinson's easy bake yeast sachet (7g)
    • 1 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Unrefined golden granulated sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (beaten)
    • 150ml Warm water
    • 350g Butter (unsalted) (cubed)
    •  Blackberry jam (to fill)
  • For the icing

    • 125g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 1 tbsp Warm water
    • 25g Pecan nuts (chopped)
    •  Glacé cherries


  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Cooling rack

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