Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Home: Raspberry Cheese Danish

The next morning, Rick stands on guard duty. MIchonne, being confined to an overturned bus in the outer prison courtyard, notices him running towards the makeshift graveyard for the Group. She then watches as he races to the small bridge beyond the graveyard. She puzzles as he gestures in the air.

Later during a meeting with the Group, Michonne assures them that the Governor and his men will return. Glenn insists that they must return to Woodbury and kill the Governor. Hershel wants to abandon the prison and return to the open road. They do not consult Rick on any of their discussions to protect his fragile mental state.

Carol and Axel use empty pallets and sheet metal to reinforce the prison catwalk against attack. Axel reveals that his prison sentence was for robbery with a water pistol. And he knows nothing about the weapon they have given him. Carol gives him a brief tutorial as they finish their task.

Beth wanted to prepare breakfast for Hershel and the Group. It had to be something fast because they had no time to spare with all the work clearing the lower prison levels of Walkers.

Raspberry Cheese Danishes taste like they came from your favorite corner bakery (before the Zombie Apocalypse of course) but can easily be assembled from pantry ingredients. Even better, the Danish are portable and can be taken along for any chores your group may have.

And when the dead rise; don't let anyone in your group wander Crazy Town.

Raspberry Cheese Danish

3 cups Heart Smart Bisquick
6 Tbsp Butter-Flavored Shortening
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1/2 cup Almond, Soy or Dairy Milk

2-5 oz jars Pineapple Cream Cheese Spread (Kraft)
2 Tbsp. Powdered Egg (or enough to equal 1 fresh egg)
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. Almond, Soy or Dairy Milk
1/2 tsp Almond Extract

1 jar Raspberry Preserves (or whatever flavor you scavenge)

1 cup Powdered Sugar
3 Tbsp. Almond, Soy or Dairy MIlk

In a large bowl, combine the baking mix, butter-flavored shortening, sugar and milk. Stir until dough forms but do not over mix. Let batter rest while you preheat oven to 450°F or allow campfire coals to burn until they are covered with white ash.

In a smaller bowl, combine pineapple cream cheese spread, egg mix, sugar, milk and almond extract.

Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan, jelly roll pan, or cookie sheet with shortening. Using a large tablespoon, drop batter mix by large rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased pan. Using clean, greased hands, make a well in the center of each.

Drop a few teaspoonfuls of the cream cheese filling into each well. Follow with a few teaspoonfuls of the raspberry preserves. Swirl them together with the back of a spoon if you wish for a marbled effect. Repeat until all the dough and filling is used. Be sure not to space the dough drops too closely as they will flatten and spread out upon baking.

Bake in preheated oven for 10-14 minutes or unit tops spring back lightly when touched and the cheese mixture appears cracked. Alternately, cover baking pan tightly with foil and "bake" over preheated campfire coals until the dough is golden and the cheese mixture appears cracked.

Allow to cool while preparing glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk. Blend until smooth. After danishes have cooled, drizzle with glaze. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. YUMM!this looks great! would love it for breakfast :)