No Added Sugar Chocolate Orange Danish

Making Danish pastries is our idea of bliss. The thought of the crunchy, crumble that melts in your mouth is enough to make our mouths water! Since we all share a common liking for Danish parties here at Beloved, our Research and Development team have come up with a recipe to satisfy our cravings – A no added sugar chocolate orange Danish…mmmm yum!!

Pastry: 

250g strong white flour 

250g plain white flour 

1 tsp salt 

7g fast acting yeast 

50gdate paste 

250ml milk 

1 large egg 

250g unsalted salted butter 

Filling: 

85g Date Paste 

25g Softened Butter 

20g Double Cream 

20g orange juice 

½ tsp orange essence 

15g cocoa powder

Method:

  • Pre-heat oven to 1800C / 1600C Fan Gas mark 4, and line a baking tray with parchment.
  • First make the dough. Mix the flours and salt and put into mixing bowl making a well in the centre. Sprinkle on the yeast.
  • Soften the date paste over a gentle heat and add the milk ensuring it is lukewarm before adding with the egg to the centreof the bowl.
  • Mix using a dough hook for 5-10 minutes until a smooth dough is obtained.
  • Knead for 1 minute on a floured surface before returning to the clean oiled bowl. Cover with oiled cling film and leave in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour until doubled in size.
  • Roll out the dough to a rectangle about 1cm thick. Cut the butter into 8 slices and lay over 2/3rds of the dough. Fold the unbuttered dough over 1/3rdof the buttered dough and the other buttered 1/3rd over again. Seal the edges.
  • Roll out the dough to incorporate the butter and fold into 1/3rds again. Turn at a 90 degreeangle and roll and fold again. Repeat this rolling and folding 3 times and chill 15 minutes in between.

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