June 29, 2008

In My Mom's Kitchen - Daring Baker's June Challenge

This month's Daring Baker's challenge was from the Kelly at Sass and Veracity. What a great challenge. I never would have ventured into Danish land and I am glad I did. The recipe was easy to follow and Kelly's helpful links made it so easy. I was able to watch how to fold and fill the Danish versus trying to visualize from words. Plus, the best thing was that I was able to make this in my Mom's kitchen with my mom! I see my mom once a year and it was a real treat to make this with her. The extra benefit is that my entire family was able to enjoy the tasty outcome! They have heard me talk about DBrs and have seen my photos but now they actually benefited from the fruits of the exercise. I chose to do a mixed berry jam with a cream cheese filling dolloped on top. I used strawberries and blueberries that we picked with my mom last year straight from the freezer and cooked them down until they were a jammy consistency.


I used my mom's mixer that I absolutely loved when I was young. New worlds opened up to me with this mixer.

Here is my mom rolling the dough.

I will definitely make this recipe again. Thank-you Kelly and the great group of Daring Bakers.

13 comments:

Lorrie said...

that is so sweet that you got to make this with your mom! your danish turned out wonderful. I love the blueberry filling.

kellypea said...

Very nice outcome on your braid! And even more special that you were able to complete it with your mom. My mom helped me with bagels last year and it was a blast! Congrats on that yummy looking braid.

DaviMack said...

Hey - getting your mom to work is kinda cheating, isn't it?!?! ;) They look great!

giz said...

You did a great job (and so did mom). I love the mother/daughter thing - that's what we do on our blog regularly. I did cheese too but love the addition of the blueberry to it. Great job.

glamah16 said...

Great job. If my Mom was alive she would get a kick out of the Daring Bakers.

breadchick said...

What a great way to share this month's challenge!! Both of you did a wonderful job!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Great job, I love that you included your mom in the event...my mom would get a real kick out of this, never thought to invite her to help though!

Renee said...

What a great post for your Mom - priceless. Your braid looks great, but I love the photo of your mom rolling out the dough.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Goodness, I used to have a mixer like that one. Now I have no idea what happened to it.
Very beautiful job with the braid. Love your berry filling and what a joy to have picked them with your mom and now baked them with her too!

Meeta said...

oh i love baking with my mum. unfortunately i get to do it very rarely as she lives in dubai!! this is a great looking braid!

Cecilia said...

The braid looks beautiful, and it's great that you got to share this experience with your mom! The glaze on top was a lovely touch. Good job!

Tina said...

I wondered if you were back East this summer. How nice to be able to bake with your mom, and enjoy this braid with your family. Have a great trip!

ORSprueills said...

Yummy, looks so good. I love Danish Cheese. I'm getting ready to pick some blueberries next week. Are they ready there?