This is not going to turn out a flaky, dense pastry like traditional danishes, and although this recipe takes a little longer to make than the Refrigerator Dough Cinnamon Rolls, the results are quite good! Mr. LH bit into one and said "Wow!" He had 2 more the next day (of course, I had more than my share myself).
To make your Refrigerator Dough Cheese Danishes:
- Roll 1/4 of the Potato Refrigerator Dough Recipe into a rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
- Cut dough into 8 equal(ish) sized blocks.
- Brush each block with softened or melted butter.
- Sprinkle each block with about 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
- Roll each block into a rope and pinch the seam and edges to seal.
- Coil each rope and place on a greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper or silicone baking mat).
To do this, I rolled, squished and pinched the dough to make my rolls skinnier and longer after I pinched the edges shut. Then I coiled them.
- Press each coil to flatten.
- Cover loosely and let rise until double, 60 to 90 minutes.
- Gently create an indention in the middle of each danish and fill with approximately 2 Tablespoons of the cream cheese filling (recipe below).
- Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until a light golden brown.
- Drizzle with glaze (recipe below).