this weeks challenge called for making a batch of danish dough, something my current schedule did not have time to accommodate. hard to believe but that actually worked in my favor. way back when, in january, i was testing recipes for a project i am working on. one of the recipes was for a danish dough. after testing the recipe, i put half a batch in my freezer to see how it would work out after being frozen. needless to say, the dough will tolerate freezing but not being frozen for 9 months! my guess is that 3 months is the maximum time it could be frozen and thawed and still rise properly. while it was past its prime, it was still pretty good, just a little denser than i would prefer.
to bake a braid like the tuesdays of dorie bakers, buy a copy of baking with julia or visit the contributing baker's, beatrice ojakangas, contribution to the woman today website. to see how the tuesdays with dorie bakers did with this challenge, visit the website.
the cream cheese base and the spiced apples fill the center of the dough.
the completed braid is ready for rising
just out of the oven