Monday, January 14, 2013

Super Simple Cream Cheese Danish

For the past week, my family's been back at school and work.  So, I've been spending my days catching up on sleep, watching the newest Netflix additions, and experimenting in the kitchen.  My latest concoction comes from a lady at my mom's office.  Yesterday, she tried this cream cheese danish at church.  And, first thing this morning she sent the recipe my way.  The dish takes just a few minutes to prepare, and the ingredients are common enough to possibly already be in your kitchen.  

What You'll Need:
No crazy, hard-to-find ingredients here. 
-1 large egg, separated
-16 oz. whipped cream cheese
-1 cup sugar
-1 tsp. vanilla
-2 cans Pillsbury crescent rolls 

Directions:  As with all kitchen cooking, the first thing you should do is wash your hands.  Afterwards, pull out an 11x13 pan and spray with Pam.  Next, pop one of the crescent roll cans, spreading smoothly into the pan.  Be sure to pinch together your seams, as it will serve as the base of your danish.  Then, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until smooth.  When it's ready, it should be thick and the color of fresh vanilla ice cream.  
Almost ready to be popped in the oven. 
You'll then spread the cream cheese filling on top of your crescent roll bottom.  Afterwards, spread the second crescent roll on top, again pinching together the seams to prevent separation.  Lastly, beat your remaining egg white with a fork, and brush it on top of your dessert.  

Bake at 350º for thirty minutes.  When you pull it out of the oven it should be medium brown.  Let it cool 15 to 20 minutes before serving. 
Not to shabby for my first time trying the recipe I'd say. 
And there you have it, a super simple danish dessert that's tasty and wont put a strain on your budget.  Enjoy! 

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