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Danish Pastries

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Ingredients
  Dry yeast 2 Tablespoon (About 2 Packages)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 4 Tablespoon
  Fruit marmalade/Preserve for filling 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 , beaten (Used For Garnishing)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (Used For Garnishing)
  Chopped almonds 1 Tablespoon (Used For Garnishing)
Directions

Dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in 2 tablespoons warm milk; let this sit 10 minutes.
Sift flour.
Mix yeast with flour, remainder of sugar and milk, 2 egg yolks, and salt.
Work mixture with hands or dough hook until dough is smooth and elastic.
Cover well-worked dough; set aside to rise at least 15 minutes.
On floured board roll dough to 1/2 inch thick.
Dot with 4 teaspoons butter; fold dough together.
Roll dough again; repeat process until all butter has been used.
Let dough rest about 10 minutes.
Roll dough to 1/2 inch thick.
Cut into 4-inch squares.
Place marmalade in center of each square; form into horn- or pocket-shaped pieces.
Place pieces on greased baking sheet.
Coat unbaked pastries with egg yolks; sprinkle with sugar and almonds.
Bake at 400 °F 20 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked

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