Easy Cheese Danish

This simple Cheese Danish recipe is the perfect breakfast pastry to make for the entire family. The pillowy soft dough is filled with a cheesecake-like topping, then topped with a sugar streusel before baking – yum!


Pastry Dough:

1 cup warm milk
2 tsp active dried yeast (Platinum Superiror Baking Yeast is the best)
4 egg yolks
2 Tbsp sour cream
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour (high protein flour like the Canadian Flour or King Arthur Bread Flour is best)
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 oz unsalted butter , room temperature

Cream Cheese Filling:

1 1/3 cup of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar

1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup jam of choice (*Note 1) (optional); strawberry, peach and apricot are our favorite

Streusel Topping:

1/3 cup of flour
1/3 cup of sugar
3 tbsp of melted butter

Egg wash:

2 egg yolks
1 Tbsp water

Cream cheese danish before baking with freshly made cream cheese filling.


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