Polish Cheese Danish (Drożdżówki Z Serem)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20-23 minutes

Dough Materials:

  • 1 ½ ounce fresh yeast or 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 500 g flour sifted
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup warm milk

Cheese Materials:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 lb. farmers cheese

Crumble Materials:

  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour

Additional Materials:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Raspeberries

Process:

  1. In a mixing bowl or larger measuring cup add in the warm milk, fresh yeast and 2 tbsp. of sugar. Mix well and set aside for the yeast to bloom.
  2. In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a hook attachment add in the flour, remaining sugar, eggs and egg yolks, melted butter and yeast mixture. Turn the mixer on low and start to incorporate the ingredients. Mix for 6-8 minutes on low until the mixture is smooth and no longer sticky.
  3. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and set aside in a warm place to rise.
  4. In the meantime combine the farmers cheese, egg yolks, butter and sugar. Mix well and set aside.
  5. In another bowl combine all the crumble materials. Either using your hand or the back of a fork start to mash up the mixture until it starts to resemble wet sand.
  6. Once the dough has risen take a glass or anything with a flat round bottom and dip it in some flour.
  7. Place the glass on top of the dough and make an indent in the middle of the dough.
  8. Place the cheese mixture inside of the indent.
  9. Top with a fresh raspberry and sprinkle with some of the crumble topping.
  10. In a small bowl combine 1 egg and 2 tbsp. of water. Using a pastry brush or your fingers brush the mixture on the visible part of the dough.
  11. Set aside to rise again while you preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  12. Bake 20-23 minutes or until fully cooked through, let cool completely and ENJOY!

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