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Classic Danish Pastry

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  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄3 Cup (69.33 tbs), divided (1/3 Cup Plus 4 Cups)
  Active dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (2 Packets, 1 Tablespoon Each)
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Confectioners icing 6 Tablespoon

Cream butter with 1/3 cup flour.
Pat or toll butter mixture between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 12x6-inch rectangle.
Chill well.
In large mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups of remaining flour and the yeast.
In saucepan heat milk, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt just till warm (115-120°).
Add to dry mixture in mixing bowl; add egg and extracts.
Beat at low Speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl often.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough.
Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth (about 5 minutes).
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 14-inch square.
Place chilled butter mixture on half the dough.
Fold over other half, sealing edges well.
Roll dough to 20x12-inch rectangle.
Fold in thirds (making three layers).
Roll again to a 20x12-inch rectangle.
Fold again.
If butter softens, chill after each rolling.
Repeat rolling and folding twice more.
Chill 30 minutes.
Shape into Almond Fans and Baby Bunting Rolls.
Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Let rise in warm place till almost double (45 to 60 minutes).
Bake at 450° about 8 minutes.
Brush with Confectioners' Icing.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4426 Calories from Fat 1822

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 207 g318.9%

Saturated Fat 124.7 g623.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 723.5 mg241.2%

Sodium 241.4 mg10.1%

Total Carbohydrates 559 g186.4%

Dietary Fiber 20.9 g83.7%

Sugars 128 g

Protein 85 g169.6%

Vitamin A 123.1% Vitamin C 0.15%

Calcium 50.1% Iron 173.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Danish Pastry Recipe