by Lacey Lee Berry, CookingwithLacey.com
Danishes are one of the best pastries, especially warm out of the oven. Unfortunately, most of us are not at the bakery when these come out of the oven and they can be quite expensive. I have developed the prefect recipe for the home baker. These will take some work but will not disappoint.
Make the Dough: In a Bosch mixer using the dough hook, place 12 ounces of flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Incorporate. Next add milk and eggs. Use the rest of the flour to make sure that the bowl scrapes clean around the edges. Knead for 4 minutes on speed 1. Remove and place dough on a pastry cloth and shape into a rectangle just using your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to rest for 1 hour. Make the butter square during this time.
Make the Butter Square: On a clean surface chop the butter with a Pastry Bench Scraper/Chopper into 1/2