Sometimes I kick myself for procrastinating. One month seems like plenty of time to bake one item, but this month I almost ran out of time. This month's challenge was Danish Braid. A danish dough with apple cinnamon filling. I've never made danishes before, although I've attempted croissants once. It was a similar process, roll out the dough with a butter layer, fold, chill and repeat several times. I was very interested in this month's challenge because I dream of one day making that really good cheese danish. My first job was at a cafe and we had the best pastries. There are some that I haven't had that even comes close, even to this day, 10+ years later. Today I had a job I'm working on, but I didn't want to pass this one up so I squeezed it in! Came out of the oven at 10 pm and posting minutes before midnight!
Rolling the dough, I noticed it was a little dry. I added some water to get it to a workable consistency, but I think it was still a little on the dry side. I was hoping the bread would come out soft and fluffy, but rather it was crisp, like a croissant, and not as sweet as I had imagined. So in a way it was more like an apple strudel. But it was still very good. I still have half the dough left, so I'm thinking blueberry danishes with the blueberries we just picked. Boy, that sounds good. Take a look at my fellow bakers creations as well. It will inspire you to bake!