Quick Danish Pastry Dough

Essential Technique

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 kg

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

What we know as Danish pastry probably originated in Vienna, though it’s not much in evidence there today. In Denmark, these pastries are referred to as wienerbrod, which in English translates literally as ‘Vienna bread’, pointing to their origin in Austria. No matter what you call it, homemade Danish is exquisite and nothing like what comes from a bakery, unless you happen to live in Scandinavia. The following method is similar to the food processor variation for puff pastry in