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Homemade Spiral Raisin Danish With Orange Marmalade

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Baking is one of my favorite pastimes. I enjoy baking cookies, cakes, breads, pies, muffins, cupcakes, and much more.

Sweet and light spiral raisin Danishes. They are absolutely delicious!

Sweet and light spiral raisin Danishes. They are absolutely delicious!

Delicious Homemade Spiral Raisin Danish

What could taste better than a delicate and flaky Danish pastry?

My family's favorite type of Danish contains raisins and cinnamon sugar, which is the recipe I'm featuring here. I made this as a Thanksgiving treat for my family, and they loved it!

I divided the dough into two portions and saved half for later. If you'd like to save some of the dough for future use, wrap it nice and tight with cling wrap and then store it in the freezer. When you're ready to make Danishes again, take out the dough, thaw it out, and then get ready to roll and shape.

By the way, in the Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, the term for Danish pastry is wienerbrød (or wienerbröd), meaning "Viennese bread."

Cook Time

Prep time: 20-25 minutes

Resting time: 90 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 pastries

Ingredients

  • Danish pastry dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins (I used dark raisins, which were larger than normal raisins)
  • 1 whole egg mixed with 2 tablespoons water (egg wash)
  • Orange marmalade or any type of marmalade or jam for topping

Note: You can sprinkle more ground cinnamon and raisins, if you prefer.

Directions

  1. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the Danish dough into a 12-inch (30 cm) square.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the light brown sugar and ground cinnamon evenly. Set aside.
  3. Brush the dough with melted butter, sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar, and then sprinkle the raisins on top.
  4. Roll up the dough tightly and slice it into 12 pieces. (I used a knife to cut the dough. However, you also can use a clean thread. It should cut cleanly and easily right through the dough.)
  5. Place the Danishes onto a prepared parchment-lined baking tray.
  6. To make sure the Danish is round, tuck each end of the spiral underneath.
  7. Cover the Danishes loosely with cling wrap or a tea towel and leave to rise on the counter for 90 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Brush the risen Danishes with egg wash and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a rich golden brown.
  9. Allow the Danishes to cool for 20 minutes on the baking tray before glazing.
  10. To glaze: Melt the orange marmalade or any type of fruit jam in a small saucepot over medium-low heat.
  11. Brush the orange marmalade or jam over each Danish, let sit for a few minutes, and then serve.
  12. Enjoy the warm Danish with coffee or tea.

Photo Tutorial

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the Danish dough into a 12-inch (30 cm) square.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the Danish dough into a 12-inch (30 cm) square.

Brush the dough with melted butter.

Brush the dough with melted butter.

Sprinkle the dough with cinnamon sugar and then sprinkle the raisins on top.

Sprinkle the dough with cinnamon sugar and then sprinkle the raisins on top.

The dough is ready to roll up!

The dough is ready to roll up!

Roll the dough up tightly.

Roll the dough up tightly.

Note: I cut the edges of the roll.

Note: I cut the edges of the roll.

Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.

Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.

Place the Danishes onto a prepared parchment-lined baking tray. Remember to tuck each end underneath.

Place the Danishes onto a prepared parchment-lined baking tray. Remember to tuck each end underneath.

Cover the Danishes loosely with cling wrap and leave them to rise for 90 minutes.

Cover the Danishes loosely with cling wrap and leave them to rise for 90 minutes.

Brush the top of each Danish with egg wash.

Brush the top of each Danish with egg wash.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

To glaze: Melt the orange marmalade or any type of fruit jam in a small saucepot over medium-low heat.

To glaze: Melt the orange marmalade or any type of fruit jam in a small saucepot over medium-low heat.

Brush each Danish with orange marmalade. Let the marmalade sit for a few minutes.

Brush each Danish with orange marmalade. Let the marmalade sit for a few minutes.

However, my husband cannot wait to try one! The Danish is very light and delicious!

However, my husband cannot wait to try one! The Danish is very light and delicious!

Voila! These Danishes are perfect for a family treat. Enjoy with coffee or tea.

Voila! These Danishes are perfect for a family treat. Enjoy with coffee or tea.

© 2020 Liza

Comments

Liza (author) from USA on December 02, 2020:

Thank you, Layne.

Laynie H from Bend, Oregon on December 01, 2020:

Looks yummy!

Liza (author) from USA on December 01, 2020:

Hi Edwin, do let me know how it turns out for you. My family enjoyed the Danishes a lot. Have a nice day!

Edwin Alcantara from California on November 30, 2020:

Yummy, can't wait to try some.

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

Some might prefer having apricot jam or other tangs, however, the orange marmalade and the raisins combo are absolutely scrummy. You should try it, Sp. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

You're welcome. These are delicious. I am ready to make another batch for the holiday. Thank you for reading and commenting, Eman.

Sp Greaney from Ireland on November 30, 2020:

They look really great. Raisins and marmalade is not a combination I have had before. You tempt me to try giving it a go.

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on November 30, 2020:

It looks very tasty. It is an easy snack for all the family. Thanks for the recipe

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

Hi Angel, thank you for your interest on this yummy Danish. I hope you can make one or perhaps find one at the bakery. Thanks for commenting!

Angel Guzman from Joliet, Illinois on November 30, 2020:

Mmm looks so yum Liza. I need one of these!

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

Thanks for sharing your story, Peggy. You were so lucky to have had that memory with your grandmother :) I trust whatever she baked was heavenly good! We didn't gather for Thanksgiving this year. However, I gave these delicious Danishes to my mother in law. She loves it very much!

Liza (author) from USA on November 30, 2020:

Thank you for your wonderful comment, Liz. I really appreciated it. The Danishes were absolutely scrumptious!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 30, 2020:

Your recipe sounds delicious. It makes me think of the ones that my grandmother used to make, along with her coffee cake, on Sunday mornings. After church, we always had her baked goods to look forward to eating as a treat.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 30, 2020:

Wow! These look so professional. I really appreciate your excellent photo tutorial.