Danish pastry - Macphie


  • Superdough 400g
  • Strong flour 2000g
  • Yeast 100g
  • Cold water 1000g
  • Butter or pastry margarine 1500g


  1. Place all ingredients (except butter or pastry margarine) into a spiral mixer for 2 minutes on slow speed and 4 minutes on fast speed, rest dough for 5 minutes.

  2. Pin out dough to a rectangle 1/2” thick, spread the butter onto 2/3 of the dough. Fold the uncovered 1/3 of the dough and then the remaining of the 1/3 to give 3 layers of dough with butter in between the dough.

  3. Pin out the dough to ½” thick and fold as before.

  4. Repeat this process another 2 times – the dough can be refrigerated at this point if desired.

  5. Pin out the dough to 1/8” thick and cut into equal sized squares.

  6. Wet dough with a little water and fold each corner into the centre.

  7. Prove at 38°C (100°F) for 30-45 approximately minutes.

  8. After proving pipe desired filling into centre and glaze if desired.

  9. Bake for 15 minutes at 225°C (440°F).

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