European Danish – Fresh Baked

This classic recipe for fresh-baked European Danish is the perfect base for adding your favorite fillings, glazes, and toppings. Garnish with fresh fruit, chocolate or your favorite icing to create a variety of sweet treats that your customers are sure to enjoy.

European Danish – Fresh Baked

Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Bake Time: 12-15 minutes
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Bread Flour90-909-
Pastry Flour10-101-
Red Star Block Yeast4-4-400
Saf-Pro Ibis Green-6.40.4-40
Saf-Pro Lesoft40.25-25
Saf-Pro Relax RS 190-40.25-25
Water +/-50-505-
Vanilla and Lemon Flavoring-20.125-12.5

Lesaffre Products Used


Combine ingredients in a spiral mixer and blend for 4 minutes on your mixer’s first speed and then for 6 minutes on your mixer’s second speed, or until dough is about 85 percent developed. Maintain the dough temperature at 74°F (23°C). At this point, you may place the dough in a cooler overnight, if desired.


Next, laminate the dough with three single folds keeping 1 hour in between turns and placing the dough in the cooler between folds. Please note, the roll-in butter amount for lamination will be based on the dough weight (50% for traditional Danish and 25% for German-style Danish). Do not go below 10 mm during lamination. Next, gradually sheet the dough down to 5 mm. From here, you may scale and shape the dough as desired.


Once dough as been formed into its desired shape, place into a proofer set to 80°F (27°C) with 85-90% humidity for 45 minutes.


To bake, place Danish into a rack or revolving oven set to 370°F (187°C) and bake for 12-15 minutes until Danish have a golden color. Remove from oven, let cool and garnish as desired.



The above is a suggestion only.

Please note that other Saf-Instant, Red Star or Saf-Pro Ingredients products may be substituted in this formula. Additionally, this formula may also be modified for par-baked or frozen dough solutions. For assistance, please contact our world-class technical team at the Baking Center by calling (414) 615-4094 or sending an email to