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Follow our step-by-step guide to mastering the art of how to make Danish pastries – they’re well worth the effort. As you bite into the warm, butter-rich dough, crisp with almonds or melting with vanilla custard, you’ll thank us.
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Make this Danish pastry recipe from scratch then, using it as a base, make Chocolate and vanilla buns, Cinnamon and raisin swirls or Classic almond pastries.
These delightful buns – made using a Danish pastry recipe – are full of creamy vanilla custard and a generous dollop of chocolate.
This classic cinnamon and raisin swirls recipe uses home-made Danish pastry dough, though you can buy puff pastry if you're short of time.
This almond pastries recipe uses home-made Danish pastry; alternatively, you can buy puff pastry.
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Isobelmat - you have definitely found the perfect solution with your local baker AND you support the local community too that way!
Pollyflinders28 - usually it would say in the recipe, if not then I'd go for the normal amount you'd use for a batch of cakes.
Fresh yeast can however be bought from either of the two Swedish/Scandinavian shops in London. Price approx 50p for a 50g packet. Check out their websites www.totallyswedish.com and www.scandikitchen.co.uk
as you can order their goods if not local to London.
If I can't get 'fresh' yeast, how much dried yeast should I use instead?
I have tried, many times, to get fresh yeast from supermarket bakers, and none of them will let me have some. It's something to do with not being allowed to 'sell on' certain produce - or so they say. I get mine from my local, friendly, independent bakers shop; they give it to me for nothing, which means I always go to them for my bread. Not the supermarket. Win/win!
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