Easy Gluten-Free Cheese Danish Recipe
Nothing beats a freshly baked pastry! This Gluten-Free Cheese Danish recipe will surprise you how easy it is to make delicious gluten-free danish pastries from scratch.
In this danish recipe, the flaky pastry is filled with creamy cheese and topped with jam, the same as the classic cheese danish.
easiest gluten-free Danish recipe
Before I started to create this gluten-free cheese danish recipe, I knew it had to be easy enough for anyone to make. There is nothing worst than when the recipe is too complicated because often, we read the recipe and decide not to make it.
I promise you this is the easiest gluten-free cheese danish recipe. There is no rolling of the dough, no complicated ingredients and the hands-on time only 20 minutes.
Sooo simple…you will love this gluten-free pastry recipe! Or try the Gluten-Free Apricot Danish Coffee Cake.
Typically the traditional pastry dough is rolled with chunks of butter to give the pastry layers of butter pockets. To simplify this step, I kept the dough relatively wet and folded the butter chunks in the dough with a spatula.
Then, instead of creating little squares with the edges folded upwards, I used a cookie scoop and scooped the dough on to a baking tray, just like you would do with cookies.
Using my fingers, I created a well in the middle, which I filled with creamy cheese filling and jam—nothing to it. The gluten-free cheese danishes turned out spectacular!
What makes gluten-free pastry flaky?
To make the gluten-free pastry soft, the dough should be fairly wet. To add flakiness to the pastry, it is all about super cold butter. I place the butter in the freezer while the dough is rising.
Next, I fold small chunks of butter into the dough. The butter will create lots of pockets and will give the gluten-free cheese danish the flakiness.
Why is this pastry named Danish?
The flaky pastry named danish originates from Denmark. Danish pastries are similar to croissants made with puff pastry, except the dough is made with yeast and more butter or some other fat.
It is the butter that makes the pastry flaky, and it is the yeast that gives the pastry a more airy structure.
Variations of fillings for danishes.
Once you mastered the dough for the danish pastry, you can choose the fillings. My favourite is the classic cheese danish that I used in this gluten-free danish recipe.
However, there are many variations, such as flaked almonds, jam, apples, dried apricots, berries etc…The choices are limitless. I have even made savoury danishes using my samosa filling. The savoury filling is outstanding in the danish pastry.
So, why not give this gluten-free cheese danish recipe a try and leave a comment? As with all pastries they are best when eaten the same day.
For any leftovers, pop them in a microwave for a few seconds or in a hot oven for about five minutes.
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