Sarah at Fantastical Recipes and the Secret Recipe Club are hosting these Countdowns.
Well, I think my favourite thing that I made all year, was this one.
A real Kringle Wienerbrod.
Finding a real Danish pastry shop who knows how to make these totally over the top, rich, buttery, almondy pieces of goodness is almost impossible. (sorry for the purple prose here) .
At least in my particular neck of the woods.
I'd wanted to try my hand at baking one for a long time. My brother has perfected it, and his is so lækker, and rich and good. Sorry, sometimes my Danish just comes out.
At any rate, this recipe incorporates a 'lacquered dough', which can be tricky to work with. A lacquered dough is very similar to a puff pastry dough, in which you roll it out with layers of butter.
And I think it will require practice, practice, practice to get this recipe down pat, but that's OK, I have the patience to do so.
In the meantime we'll just have to eat the 'failures'.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!