Thursday, June 9, 2011

Poppin' Fresh Goodness!

I decided to take a break from making more curtains and do a little cooking. I need the break. When you are 87 years old and crawling around on a cold, hard concrete floor to tape and paint the back and knees will really start to scream! Ok, so maybe I'm not quite 87 but I feel like it.

Anyways, onto some yummy goodness. Lynne @ Happier Than A Pig In Mud is having a party on the 15th. It 's a cookoff featuring recipes using Pillsbury products. One of our favorites is this super yummy creamy cheesy danish.

Cream Cheese Danish

1 can Pillsbury breadsticks
1-8oz pkg cream cheese softened
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg seperated
Sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 375. Cream the cheese until smooth. Add egg yolk and sugar. Mix til smooth.

Carefully open the can and spread out the dough on a piece of parchment paper. You will notice that the dough is in two pieces. Position one piece over the other. Press with your fingers down the center third of the dough.

Spread your cheese mixture on the center third. Separate the edges and fold each one, right over left, to the end of the dough. Seal ends.

Beat the remaining egg white and lightly beat with a fork. Brush over top of dough and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

You will have to beat everyone off of this yummy treat! You may as well make 2 cause they do tend to go fast!

It is also good with a hot cup of coffee while you catch....

....the blue hour! I finally got it! Love the look of the house at the blue hour. It looks like it is resting. Or getting ready to make more work for me!

I guess it is back to curtain making for me....


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful Maggie! I love this easy and impressive looking danish! Anything braided has a real WOW factor!
xo Yvonne

Jacqueline said...

Oh Maggie,
You are no good for the waistline. I always have to eat something after reading your posts. Even when you don't post a recipe, you always make me think of food !!!!
You are my feeder and, I blame you if I end up 20 stone !!
Another delicious looking recipe. We do have a few Pillsbury products over here but, not many....good job really !!!!
I LOVE your looks so pretty.....I love the canopy over the door.
Have a great weekend Maggie and, enjoy the fruits of your labour. XXXX

Pat said...

Yum! Looks like a good idea! I am really enjoying your blog, lots of things to look at.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oh my, this just looks too good and it does sound nice and easy! I love cheese danish! Thanks so much for playing along Maggie-Happy Weekend:@)

Cher' Shots said...

That looks and sounds sooooo good - and easy too!
'hugs from afar'

Lori said...

Yum yum ~ you are bad for me you crazy little old lady!! Love your shot of the "blue hour". Happy week-end. xo

Beth said...

Your Danish looks great, Maggie! Lynn's meme is fun, isn't it? Gotta get my pie baked...
Hugs, Beth

Theresa said...

Those look so yummy! I think I need those NOW! Thanks for the recipe. I am trying to imagine how my 87 year old friend was able to crank those out and then stay up for the blue hour ;O
t. xoxoxoxo

Barbara F. said...

Yum! This one is a keeper...visiting from Lynn's blog. I love the sentence about crawling around when you are 87, lol, and I love the last photo. I am now following your blog. xo,

Mary said...

Oh your Danish looks wonderful! These cyber calories are killing me :-)

bj said...

Well, dont'chaknow I am making this for the weekend. This looks amazing and everyone is going to be sooo impressed. :) Beautiful.

Carol said...

Looks so good, I would love a big slice right now with my coffee!

Diann said...

Oh Yum! You had me the minute you mentioned cream cheese! LOL