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Danish Pastry/ Pan Au Chocolate
These are very fiddly & time consuming but are worth the effort.

They taste as if they have been bought from a Paris bakery.

You must use good quality butter.

The pastries can be filled with any filling of your choice.

Posted by Super Madcow from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Super Madcow's 571 projects »
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  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Put flour & salt into a bowl.

    Rub in 2 oz butter.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add yeast & sugar.

    Mix through.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a well in the centre & pour in milk & eggs.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Knead until a smooth dough is formed.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cover with cling film & leave aside to prove.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once proved, remove from bowl & knead for a few mins.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Roll out to approx 14x8".

    Dot top third of pastry with 5 oz of butter.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold bottom third of pastry up.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold top third down.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Turn so folded edge is to the left & roll & repeat as above.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Wrap in film & place in fridge for 15 mins.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Remove from fridge & roll out to approx 14x8".

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Fold top third down & top third up as before.

    Place in fridge again for 15 mins.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 14
    Step 14

    cut dough in two.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 15
    Step 15

    Roll out pastry to approx 16" square.

    Cut into sections.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Place jam in centre & fold corners in.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 17
    Step 17

    With 2nd pieces of pastry roll out, cut & add chocolate to edge

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 18
    Step 18

    Roll up pastry.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 19
    Step 19

    Place on tray, cover with cling film, & prove for approx 20 mins.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 20
    Step 20

    Pre Heat oven gas 7/ 220.

    Bake for 15 mins

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 21
    Step 21

    Cool on rack.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 22
    Step 22

    Make up icing.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 23
    Step 23

    Drizzle icing over Danish pastries.

  • How to bake a pastry. Danish Pastry / Pan Au Chocolate  - Step 24
    Step 24

    Serve.

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