Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cream Cheese Pastries

I made these for breakfast on Randal's birthday. I found the recipe over at Laura in the kitchen, and while they don't taste exactly like real danishes, they are a really quick and easy alternative that I definitely would make again if I didn't want to spend days making the real thing!

4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
3 tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp sour cream
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
1 sheet puff pastry
1 egg

Preheat oven to 400

Combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, sour cream, vanilla and lemon zest in a bowl and mix together.

Roll out the puff pastry sheet so it's a little thinner, cut into 4 squares and place the filling in the center of each square.

Beat the egg with a little water and brush the edges of each square of pastry with the egg wash, pinch together 2 opposite corners, place them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Brush the top of the pastries with egg wash, bake for 20 minutes, dust with powdered sugar.

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