with Colette Christian
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Danish Pastries From Scratch

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Overview

Learn how to create decadent Danish pastries at home! Certified Executive Pastry Chef Colette Christian shows you it's easier than you think. First, discover the secrets to the perfect laminated, yeast-risen dough, including how to build a butter block faster than ever. Then, make your mixer work for it, and create luscious fillings for three popular Danish pastries: cream cheese, streusel and bear claw. Plus, Colette shows you how to make fillings on your stovetop, from classic cherry to thick pastry cream. Next, put your filling where your pastry is, and make impressive designs, including pockets, pinwheels and envelopes. Discover the importance of proofing your Danishes, and get Colette's tips for tasty garnishes, such as nappage and powdered sugar. And, learn how to avoid waste by putting those delicious pastry scraps to use in twists, lunettes, monkey bread and more.

Details

  • advanced
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h53m

Included in this Class

1. Making the Dough
22m

1. Making the Dough

Meet Colette Christian, an expert baker and your guide to delicious Danish pastries. Start at the building block of any sweet treat: the dough. Colette shows you how a plastic bag can hasten the construction of a butter block, then offers a tip to ensure your Danishes stay light and fluffy.

2. Locking In the Butter
25m

2. Locking In the Butter

Butter is what gives Danish pastries their flaky glow -- and it's a big part of what makes them so delicious. Learn how to lock in your butter block with Colette as she uses her preferred two-thirds method, then watch as she makes multiple turns to get a satiny, smooth dough.

3. Fillings With the Mixer
19m

3. Fillings With the Mixer

If you've got a mixer, you've got the ability to make your own decadent fillings. Colette shows how to make three of the most popular Danish fillings: cream cheese, streusel and bear claw. Plus, if you're feeling adventurous, she also offers tips on how to create some ingredients from scratch.

1. Making the Dough

1. Making the Dough

2. Locking In the Butter

2. Locking In the Butter

3. Fillings With the Mixer

3. Fillings With the Mixer

4. Fillings on the Stovetop

4. Fillings on the Stovetop

5. Shaping Fresh Dough: Basic Designs

5. Shaping Fresh Dough: Basic Designs

6. Shaping Fresh Dough: Advanced Designs

6. Shaping Fresh Dough: Advanced Designs

7. Proofing, Baking & Garnishing

7. Proofing, Baking & Garnishing

8. Creative Uses for Dough Scraps

8. Creative Uses for Dough Scraps