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Overnight Danish

  These were simple, delicious and a nice change from the normal breakfast routine.  The family loved them!!
Overnight Danish
adapted from The Taste of Home
Makes about 24 rolls
2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm milk
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup warm half and half or cream
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 can fruit filling

1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
dash of salt
4-5 Tablespoons half and half or milk

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk.  In a large bowl or food processor combine, flour sugar and salt.  Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly.  Add the yeast mixture, cream and egg yolks.  Mix until it forms a soft dough. (dough will be sticky).  Cover and refrigerated overnight.
**Don't worry it does not raise very much at all, but still works great.
In the morning. Knead dough and divide in half.
Roll out each portion into about a 12 x 5 inch rectangle.  To make this easier lay a piece of plastic wrap underneath the dough.
Roll the dough from the top long side in jelly roll style.
Slice the dough into about 1 inch pieces.  The easiest way to do this is with waxed dental floss.
You can see  picture directions here (scroll down just a bit.)
Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
 Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Using the end of a wooden or plastic spoon, make 1/2 inch deep indentations in the center of each roll.
Fill each indentation with about 1 Tablespoon pie or cream cheese filling.
Cream Cheese Filling
1 8oz. package cream cheese
1 egg
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix ingredients together until well blended.
(After filling the rolls I still had some leftover.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Make icing.  Combine butter and sugar together.  Add vanilla, salt and enough milk to make it the desired consistency.  (I used 4 Tablespoons milk.)
Drizzle overtop of the danish.  I put them back on a cooled pan, just for easy clean up.
Serve and enjoy! Place leftovers in an airtight container. For breakfast the next day my daughters spread a little butter on the top and heated them for about 15 seconds.
*I used cream cheese filling because the pie filling I opened tasted funny.  The cream cheese was good, but a fruit filling would taste even better. 


  1. I love it when dough can be left overnight. It means I get to have a delicious treat without having to wake up at the crack of dawn to make it. These look delicious and I'm sure everyone is impressed when they see these in the morning.

  2. Sounds really good, would love to take some to the office:@)

  3. They look really decadent. That would be a wonderful breakfast.

  4. I soooo did not need to see these first thing this morning. YUM!

  5. My husband was just asking for these - now I have a recipe :) Thank you!

  6. They are perfect for a beautiful weekend breakfast full of energy!

  7. Yum! These look so easy & delicious!

  8. Holy Cow those look delicious! I can't wait to try these!I bow down to the Master!!!!!!

  9. Oh my gosh! I can't believe I don't have at least 3 of these in front of me right now! They look wonderful! I'll be making these for sure! Thanks!

  10. Oh goodness girlie those look so good, I'm going to bake out before I save this and make and then eat them all!

  11. Sounds like a great way to start the day! I'll be over tomorrow morning!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  12. I bet your family DID love them! What's not to love about these tasty treats? :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  13. I love that the dough can sit overnight so it's 'ready to go' in the morning. I wonder if you could roll and shape them the night before. Have you ever tried that? Now that would be the ultimate morning treat!


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