OK so I guess technically these aren’t mini danish, but the flavor is so similar, I didn’t want to name them tartlets. Again, this is another very simple recipe, that is unless you are making your own vegan puff pastry. Had a weird day: I slipped on the icy footpath near my house, right onto my bad knee and my cane broke. Then I came home to find Brittany Murphy died of a heart attack at 32 years old. She was one of those actresses I liked, part of my generation and all that. I loved her in Girl Interrupted and always felt her acting skills went overlooked by her peers. I’m also still a bit sad that Terry Wogan retired…so yeah, easy recipe for today. On the eighth day of Christmas Dia gives to you Vegan Mini Danish, well, sort of.
1 Vegan puff pastry sheet or to make your own:
The Vegan Puff Pastry
2 cups flour
1.5 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of cold water
8 oz of soft vegan spread (Pure, Earth Balance)
Sift the flour twice and form it into a well on top of a large wooden board..
Add the salt, water and melted vegan spread into the well.
Mix with fingers until the salt has dissolved and the vegan spread has turned into tiny pieces.
Slowly work the pastry into the well until it forms a sticky ball.
Wrap the ball of pastry dough into greaseproof paper or saran wrap and place in fridge for about 25 minutes.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 min while forming a rectangle.
Roll out the dough in one direction only, until 3 times the width.
It is OK for there to be vegan spread streaks, it should have a marbled effect.
Fold one side over to the other and then the top to the bottom and roll out again. Do this twice.
Fold again and wrap in cling film.
Store in fridge until ready to use. Take out 10 minutes before rolling out.
Roll out your puff pastry or take out your ready made sheet.
With a knife cut it into small squares.
Take a fork and prick holes into all of them.
Core an apple, but don’t bother peeling it.
Slice it into very small thin pieces.
Place one or two pieces of apple onto each puff pastry square.
Put it all on a baking sheet covered with greaseproof paper.
Bake for 15 minutes at 392°F (200°C)
Sprinkle icing sugar on top.
Serve on a cake stand.
They do taste delicious!!
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