For the Great LCHoliday Bakeoff I made a Cranberries and Cream Danish Braid. This recipe is by Sarah Kieffer and from her wonderful blog, The Vanilla Bean Blog. This was my second time making the danish. The first time I made it (a couple of years ago), I put the cranberry filling out on the front porch to cool with a wire rack on top. A deer discovered it and and was lapping away when I went to check on it
This year I spread out the process over three days and didn’t tempt the deer by cooling anything on the porch. I made the danish dough on the first night. The second day I turned the danish dough and made the cranberry filling. The following morning I made the cream cheese filling, assembled the braids, and baked. The recipe is easy to follow and the results are divine. You just need to allow yourself enough time as the danish dough must rest in the fridge overnight.
my dirty window is actually caked in sea salt. We’ve had a lot of windstorms this winter and it just isn’t worth the effort to clean them until the spring