How to Make Danish Pastry Pinwheels

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id you know that in 2015 (according to the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network SDSN) the citizens of Denmark were the happiest people in the world? Some would reasonably guess that Danish pastry is one of the reasons for all that happiness, since it originated in Denmark, would they? Well, although it sounds unlikely, they would be wrong! So, why in God’s name is it called Danish at all?

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How to Make Lady Fingers

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hen I imagine how a lady’s hand should look like, what comes to my mind is an image of a thin, silky smooth hand and elegant, elongated digits with manicured, buffed fingernails. And maybe, jut maybe, some discrete jewelry, if any. Now, who, in God’s name, could find any resemblance between the image I have just described and soft sponge cake cookies that got exactly the same name, is beyond me!

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How to Make Rough Puff Pastry

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et another type of puff pastry? Why?” – You will ask. Well, because this one is unbelievably quick and easy to make, that’s why! You are not eager to tackle traditional puff pastry, even less croissant or Danish pastry? You think that you lack skills, or you don’t have time, or you are just lazy? This post is a godsend for you!

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How to Make Croissants

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arm, flaky croissants [kʁwa.sɑ̃], some extra butter and jam on the side, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice, and all that served on a rooftop terrace in Paris, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Now that’s the breakfast of champions! But did you ever wonder how to make croissants?

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Puff Pastry

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e all know the fable called “The three little pigs”, right? “I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll huff and I’ll puff…” and so on, the big bad wolf said many times – and what happened? He ended in the cauldron of boiling water, that’s what! Well, in this video no pigs or wolves will be hurt, but there IS going to be some serious huffing and puffing, because – today we are making puff pastry!

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How to Make Butter Cake

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ere is the riddle: It weighs at least four pounds and you can make it look like anything you want – even a British pound! Your heart will be pounding when you stand on your bathroom scale because you will gain a pound by eating it and – yes – it is also unbelievably easy to make. What is it? It’s -a butter cake!

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To Make It Short and Sweet – Shortcrust Pastry

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hocolate and caramel tart, raspberry and almond tart, apple tart, lemon meringue tart, vanilla custard and fresh fruit tart, chocolate ganache tart, Sablé cookies, Viennois cookies, Linzer cookies, quiche Lorraine … to make it short and sweet – shortcrust pastry!

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Let Them Eat Brioche!

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o, I’m not wrong! Yes, I know that the usual phrase is “Let them eat cake”, but the original French phrase is “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, meaning – you guessed it – “Let Them Eat Brioche”.

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Sponge Cake to the Rescue

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o Grandpa is having a birthday? And chewing is quite an adventure for him? Do not despair – there is a solution and it’s called – a sponge cake!

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