breakfast, Desserts, Traditions

Pear and Ricotta cheese Danish with puffed pastry

Simple puffed pastry dough from the freezer makes this an easy so tasty desert.

My dear friend gave me fresh pears but any fruit works well in this recipe. I made a delicious fresh raspberry before and the fruit cooked so bright in color.

Ingredients:

Boxed puffed pastry dough thawed

Fresh fruit of choice pictured I used three peeled halved and sliced pear

Tbl jam (I used orange marmalade)

Lemon zest 1 heap Tbs

1 cup ricotta

1 egg

Two Tbs sugar ( add more to sweet taste)

tsp ground cardamon

Pinch salt

Tsp vanilla

Egg white- for egg wash

Mix cheese, egg , cardamom, zest, vanilla and salt in small bowl. Set aside

Take peeled and moon shaped sliced pear mix with marmalade in separate bowl. Set aside

Roll out dough on floured surface to just smooth edges and creases. Spread 1/2 cheese mixture down center of pastry. Assemble half fruit and gently fold together overlapping top.

Carefully slice diagonal top for venting. Crimp ends with fork to seal cheese in.

Assemble second roll. Assemble on baking sheet with parchment paper.

Egg wash tops and lightly sprinkle w sugar.

Preheated 400 degree oven. Bake 15 min- turn even to 375 bake addition 10 min or until golden brown.

Serve warm w vanilla ice-cream or whipped cream.

Traditions

Cheesy no yeast Easy Bread

Warm cheddar and Monterey jack cheese mixed thru this soft garlic bread

What a quick and easy bread that is simple mix and no rise or kneeding needed.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees / grease a loaf pan

In large bowl mix

    2 C flour
    4 tsp baking powder
    1 C cheddar cheese shredded
    1/2 C Monterey jack cheese shredded
    1 Tbs sugar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 Tbs dry parsley

Separate bowl mix wet

  • 1.5 C milk
  • 1 lg egg beaten
  • 1 Tbs butter melted

Mix wet into dry ingredients to just incorporate. Will be heavy batter. Pour into greased loaf pan or stone.

Bake 45-55 min until golden brown.

If you love the cheesy biscuits at red lobster- make this recipe into a drop biscuit and bake 12 min. Yum