Sunday, June 29, 2008

Danish Debacle



Danish Braid was the Daring Baker's challenge this month. This is something I've always wanted to try but have never made. Everything started out really well. I made all my turns with no problems. Wow that was an upper body workout! The dough looked beautiful. I left mine in the refrigerator until the next morning so that I'd have fresh danish for breakfast. I rolled out the dough on my silicon mat cut the slits and filled the danish with Julia Childs triple berry jam and confectioner's cream. I braided the dough and everything looked really nice.
Then I realized that my braid was on the silicon mat and needed to be on the baking tray. !@#$%@#!!! I'd have to pick up my braid and move it! I put my silpat on the baking tray, slid a spatula under the braid and carefully transferred it to the baking tray to finish the rising process. It still looked okay at this point but the braid was not holding very well. Then it went into the hot oven...
*Note to self* Never move a braided danish stuffed full with berry and cream filling! This is what happens...

It still tasted incredibly delicious, but it looked like danish roadkill. The dough was perfect with hundreds of buttery layers and the filling OMG, amazing. So despite looking like it got hit by a car, the danish was really good. I learned a lot from this challenge, and got in quite the upper body workout! Check out all the other Daring Baker's danishes. Thanks Kelly and Ben for a great challenge! The recipe is long. You can find it here.

29 comments:

glamah16 said...

I dont care what it loked like.I bet it tasted delicious.

farida said...

You are so funny:) I'll be honest, the braid doesn't look perfect but I am sure the taste is delicious! You did a great job! Mine looked like a snake, a skinny cobra:))))

breadchick said...

Well, I'd eat that road kill! Great job on your danish and there is no such thing as an over stuffed danish :-)

Tartelette said...

You know what...I want it...just like that! Now that is some roadkill I would eat!!

Nora B. said...

I'd eat this road kill anytime if it tastes this good. :-) Great job on completing the challenge.

Lorrie said...

You are hilarious, it looks like it tasted amazing!

Harmony said...

Hey i think the flavor combination sounds so good!

Megan said...

Just say it's suppose to look like that. To see the filling. :)
I know it was tasty!

Elle said...

Your braid does NOT look like road kill...it looks generous and delicious. Glad it tasted that way, too :)

zorra said...

For me it looks super tasty. Fortunately I have a bakesafe silicon mat. ;-)

Barbara said...

It looks great despite it splitting open. I guess it wanted everyone to see it's yummy, yummy filling so it opened up to say "Look at me!"

~Amber~ said...

Although it is not technically a braid I think it's great looking, very rustic and one of a kind. :) Congratulations on a successful challenge.

Couldn't you have just baked it on the silpat instead of moving it? Silpats are oven safe aren't they?

Half Baked said...

Amber,
Thanks! I rolled it out onto a roll mat which isn't oven safe and too large to put into the oven, so then I moved it onto my silpat to cook. That's when it all went downhill:o

Mary said...

I don't think it looks like roadkill. I think the braid pieces are just parting to give you a lovely view of what's inside. And frankly, it sounds really delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very well done! I bet it tasted great, no matter how it looked!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lesley said...

FINALLY, someone who had the problem I had! It was looking so good, too! Well, if yours was like mine, it still tasted fine!!

DaviMack said...

Glad that it tasted good, at least! And, you know what? I've seen commercial Danish that looked like yours, so don't worry about it!

Susie Homemaker said...

you're funny! i actually made that mistake not once, not twice, but THREE times! Just put the $%*#@ braid on the baking sheet, Susan! But it soundslike yours was so yummy - I will have to try that filling.
-Susan of http://doughmesstic.blogspot.com

Cakelaw said...

It looks delish anyway - the flavour combination sounds gorgeous.

Elle said...

Oh my gosh, I'll bet it was delicious with that filling! I'd still happily eat a piece or three.

Meeta said...

who cares what it looked like i am sure it tasted awesome!

Pam said...

It may not have looked perfect but I am sure it was delicious. I love the filling combination you used.

Tempered Woman said...

Danish roadkill- bwahahahaha! I would have ate it anyway. Looked good to me, heh

Rebecca said...

ARRRRRRRRRRGH! I did the same thing with my first one. But fugly still tastes good. ;)

Dolores said...

That's one piece of "road kill" I'd eat without question... it looks *delicious*.

Jen Yu said...

The taste is what matter, but you know, it doesn't look bad. All of those yummy filling ingredients just call to me anyway!! Great job and it's not a failure, it's just full of delicious goodness!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

The taste is really the most important thing and that sounds wonderful!

Jenny said...

Ooh I like how it opens up so you can see the filling.

Claire said...

I think it looks like a yummy pie the way it turned out! Great job.