Friday, July 3, 2009

German Chocolate "Schnecke" and Cheese Danish Cups

Hooray for the 4th of July!!! I absolutely LOVE celebrating the 4th! This year we are hanging out with my younger sister, her hubs, and my delicious little niece! I caught a "holiday baking bug" today and came home and started playing around in the kitchen . . . leading to the consumption of naughty goodies! (D-lish!) I came out of the kitchen telling my husband that "thank heavens we have family, friends, and neighbors to share with!" I boxed up a load for my Mutti to take with them up the mountain and hopefully they will be shared and eaten! So some of you may know what Schneke are . . . they are snails . . . well Schneke is the German word for snails . . . so whenever we made/make anything "swirly" I remember them being called Schneke from my Mission . . . kinda cute I think! German Chocolate Schnecke
Recipe by: Emily
1 Package Puff Pastry Dough, (2 sheets) thawed according to package instructions
2 cups Coconut Pecan Frosting, you can use "canned" for a short cut
1/2 cup Mini Chocolate chips

Unfold the puff pastry dough onto a lightly floured surface, spread evenly with coconut pecan frosting, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and roll up into a log. Cut the log into 1/2 inch pieces and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until pastry is lightly browned. Allow to cool and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

I have a weakness(!!!) for cheese danishes!!! I hate to say it but croissants and danishes are the two tempters for me at bakeries! I am not a doughnut girl by any means so they never worry me . . . but seeing cheese danishes is a struggle sometimes! Love' em! (Mensch!) These are great finger foods that are super fast, easy and d-lish to make!Cheese Danish Cups
Recipe by: Emily

8 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
2 Egg Yolks, room temperature
1/3 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Package Puff Pastry Dough (2 sheets)thawed according to package instructions

1. Mix the cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and vanilla together until just incorporated. (ie DON'T WHIP).
2. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface. Cut each sheet of dough into 9 equal pieces. Place pieces in a muffin tip and gently press down into the muffin tin cups. Equally distribute the cream cheese mixture into each pastry dough "cup" and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven until puffed and golden brown. Remove immediately from cups onto a cooling rack and serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
You can also drizzle the cups with icing and bake them with a a little jam or preserves on top.


teresa said...

I don't know what i'd dig into first! These look wonderful! Happy 4th!

Marie said...

Those both look so good Emaline!! My husband and I both really love Germany. It's one of our favourite places to go on holiday. The food is fantastic, the people are friendly and everything is so clean and beautiful!

Donna-FFW said...

These both look fantastic. I love the danish though the most, I want 2 with my coffee right now, please.

Brandi said...

MMmmmm em those looks so good! You should whip some up next time you are down!:)
When are you coming again?

Marie said...

Thanks so much for the lovely award Emaline!

teresa said...

hey, thanks so much! what a pretty award, and congrats to you too, you deserve it!!

Frieda said...

You have found my sweet spot! I just found your site through the Hive and look forward to reading your posts and trying out another Utahn's recipes!

Judy said...

Puff pastry is so versatile. I love both of these recipes.

Valerie said...

I'm drooling over both of them. I think I'll make that first one for our next family dinner.

Anonymous said...

The first recipe does not work. All of the frosting melts out, the puff pastry unravels, and the puff pastry does not cook entirely. Not sure what the picture is of, but definitely not the end product of first recipe.
The second recipe is wonderful!