A Tradition in Family Baking


Soft, buttery and rich danish pastry. Perfect for holidays or everyday occasions.

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 4 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Shortening, part butter or margarine
  • 2+1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 Egg, separated
  1. Recipe featured at Roxana's Home Baking.

  2. Have water and milk at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.

  3. Measure the first 4 ingredients into a bowl. Mix with pastry blender or fork. Dissolve yeast in the water. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Add milk and egg yolk. Stir yeast-mixture and add to egg yolk-mixture. Pour into bowl with flour-mixture. Blend. Cover bowl with waxed paper, then foil. Chill 2 to not more than 48 hours. Prepare Fillings before removing dough from refrigerator. Quantity given for filling is for one Kringle.

  4. Divide dough into 2 parts. Beat egg white until stiff. Roll dough on lightly floured board into a 6x18-inch rectangle. Spread with ½ the egg white, then one of the Fillings. Bring sides over Filling the long way, and pinch edge of dough into roll. Handle Kringle carefully- this is a tender dough. Place on lightly greased baking sheet in horseshoe or circular shape. Shape second Kringle and place on second baking sheet. Cover. Let rise until almost doubled, about 30-40 minutes. Bake 18 to 25 minutes in preheated 400°F oven. Remove from pans to racks to cool. Before serving, sift confectioners' sugar over the top of the Kringles.

  5. Fillings (quantity is for 1 Kringle)

  6. Apple Currant: ¾ cup finely chopped apples, ¼ cup washed currants, ¼ cup brown sugar (packed), 2 tsp. flour

  7. Apple Pecan: ¾ cup finely chopped apples, ¼ cup finely chopped pecans, ¼ cup brown sugar (packed), 2 tsp. flour (pictured)

  8. Date Pecan: ½ cup finely cut-up dates, ¼ cup finely chopped pecans, ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)

  9. Orange or Pineapple Marmalade: ½ cup marmalade

  10. Pecan: ½ cup chopped pecans, ¼ cup brown sugar (packed)

  11. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.


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