“So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jorge Luis Borges
I have always always wanted to make pastries. Real pastries. And I finally did it! Nailed it right out of the chute too! It took 1 week of intensive studying and 12 hours today to make these Danishes. Interestingly danishes originated in Austria not Denmark. Who knew? They have 20 plus layers, each one encased in butter. (Ahhh….yum!) Every step on this cold day was a labor of love. There is no way I can transcribe this recipe as it is literally pages and pages of instructions. So if you dare to try them, get this textbook on how to create everything from phyllo dough to puff pastry to croissants. This evening, I am in heaven on earth and much too busy decorating my own soul!!