- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
- 3/4 cup shortening, divided
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chopped almonds
- In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add water, 1/4 cup shortening, sugar, 2 eggs, salt, mace, extracts and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface an knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. On a large floured surface, roll dough out to a 24-in. x 16-in. rectangle. Dot half of the dough with 1/4 cup of shortening; fold dough in half lengthwise. Dot with shortening and fold lengthwise into thirds. Dot with remaining shortening and fold widthwise into thirds. Roll dough into a 16-in. x 15-in. rectangle. Cut into 8-in. x 3/4-in. strips; coil into a spiral shape, tucking end underneath the coil. Place in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Beat remaining egg. Make a depression in the center of each roll; brush with egg. Fill with 1 tablespoon of pie filling. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine the first three glaze ingredients; drizzle over rolls. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 40 rolls.
Reviews forCherry Danish
"@ elaineren you use the last 1/4 cup shortening during all the folding steps. I am not sure if you use part of it when folding it 3 times lengthwise OR when folding it 2 times width wise. The directions could use some work as they are not very specific."
"Yes - But there seems to be a problem with the ingredients/directions. Recipe calls for 3/4 c shortening, 1/4 of which is incorporated into the dough, 1/4 is dotted on the dough when rolling -- where is there remaining 1/4 c included?"