I have memories of the wonderful sweet smell of easy Danishes, breakfast bread and scones coming from the kitchen when I visited my favorite aunt. It was her way of waking the family up in a very pleasant way. It worked, and no one ever complained. How could you when you had these easy Danishes to greet you as you walked into her kitchen?
Here is my version of these breakfast delights.
Easy Danishes Recipe
Ingredients: (for 12 Danishes)
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups my Homemade Baking Mix
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup any flavor preserves of your choice
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoons warm water
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 Ziploc bag
Preheat the oven to 450° F. Mix the butter, sugar and homemade baking mix until crumbly. Stir in the milk until the dough just forms. Drop a rounded tablespoon of the dough 2″ apart on a Silpat lined baking sheet (or lightly grease a baking sheet). Make a shallow indentation in the center of each with the back of a lightly greased spoon. Fill that indentation with 1 teaspoon of the preserves. Bake in the center of the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden.
While the Danishes are baking, prepare the icing by combining all ingredients until smooth. Pour the icing into the Ziploc bag cut the corner and drizzle the icing on the freshly baked Danishes.
Notes: Be careful not to over mix the dough or the Danishes will be a bit tough. You want them to be light and airy. I check the biscuit at 10 minutes and keep an eye on them to not over brown. You can use vanilla extract instead of the lemon extract. I just like the extra zing it gives the Danishes. You can easy double this recipe for a large group. Believe me they will go fast.
Every time I make these easy Danishes it brings a smile to my face as I hear my family and company come into the kitchen. These easy Danishes are one of the first things they grab.
These easy Danishes are delightful to have when you have company over and need something a bit special without a lot of muss and fuss. I serve these with my easy Eggs In A Cup Recipe, a side of bacon, juice and coffee or tea. Or just by alone with coffee or tea.
Time to eat…
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