Braided Danish Recipe
This Braided Danish has a tasty ricotta cheese and jam filling.
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup jam
2 sheets (1 lb.) frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sugar, egg, butter, flour, orange rind and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed, until well blended.
Unfold pastry into rectangle; place on baking sheet. With a sharp knife or pastry scraper, make 2-inch-deep cuts at 1-inch intervals on long sides of pastry.
Spread the ricotta cheese mixture down center 3 inches of pastry. Spread the jam down the center. Crisscross strips over filling, alternating sides and bringing strips all the way across filling.
Bake in preheated 400°F oven 25 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
Cool on wire rack.