There was a pastry shop I used to visit with my mom when I was a kid. It was located at the Disney Institute, now known as Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. When we would plan trips to Disney, this is where we’d stay and in the morning you can bet my Mom was at the shop ordering coffee, black with two packets of sweet and low, and some sweet cream cheese danishes to go. The pastry shop is gone now, but I can still smell the cheese danishes through the plate glass window from time to time. And now, I can regale for real with this recipe from my taste buds to yours.
It was our first time using Puff Pastry and were happy to find that our local Whole Foods had it in stock, the ingredients in the Puff Pastry we purchased are similar to those that you use in pie crust. When using the puff pastry, make sure lay it on a lightly floured surface.
Below is a shot of the cheese danish filling ready to be spooned onto some puff pastry and the egg wash ready to be brushed upon the puff pastry. We wanted to make the cheese danish even more satisfying, who knew it were possible, but the mini chocolate chips takes any cheese danish to the next level. If you’re looking for just a cheese danish, not to worry, just leave the chocolate chips out of the recipe.
Feast your eyes and bathe in the luminescent glow of my flaky crust.