Here's a slice of this month's Daring Baker's challenge; apple and gooseberry danish. This post is dedicated to my brother who thinks that I lie when I say I can't bake. He could have a point.
It was quite a challenge. The pastry had to be rolled, folded and turned like puff pastry, before being finally rolled and cut ready for braiding...
After prooving, it puffed up into a massive plait - with enough spare to make pain au raisin.
So tasty, only four pain au raisins survived for the photo.
Here's the braid straight out of the oven. This time I used the fan setting properly, not just fan assisted. The oven baked the braid evenly. I felt quite professional.
Finally some icing - because that's how I like my danish. You'll notice only three pain au raisins by now.
This was a huge challenge - yet again, I wouldn't have attempted it without the Daring Bakers. Thanks guys.
Here come the rellies - just in time for dessert. Yummitty.