I signed up to bring pastries for Teacher Appreciation Breakfast this week. Having loved danishes since very little (Entenmann's Cheese Danish Twist being my earliest danish memory,) yet never having made one, I figured this would be a great time to try it. And if the pastry failed, Entenmann's could be always be Plan B.
The dough and fillings were prepped the night before. Can you see the huge butter chunks? MMM. Both fillings were conveniently made in the microwave.
I particularly loved the process of rolling the dough. Roll, fold into thirds, roll, fold, roll, fold; it's very therapeutic. And the smells. Yeast and butter. You can't beat it.