I enjoy concocting different dishes. I was recently challenged to come up with a recipe fit for holiday entertaining for the Silk Holiday Recipe Contest. The only requirement was that I use a Silk product. For those of you unfamiliar with Silk, they make soy milk. You can learn more about Silk at one of these sites:
I decided I wanted to make something sweet. I really wasn’t sure how Silk would taste as an ingredient in a sweet baked item but thought it would be fun to try. I was inspired to try my hand at a danish after seeing some really lame danishes in a local store. I decided to use Silk Very Vanilla. I came up with Easy Cherry Vanilla Danish. Here’s how you make it.
- 2 cans Crescent Rolls OR 2 cans Pillsbury Recipe Creations Dough
- 1 can Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling
SILK EXPRESS PASTRY CREAM– Makes 3 1/2 – 4 cups pastry cream
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups Silk Very Vanilla
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine all ingredients for Silk Express Pastry Cream in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Pour the Express Pastry Cream mixture into a saucepan.
Over medium heat, stir the Silk Express Pastry Cream mixture gently and often until mixture thickens, about 10-12 minutes.
Remove pan from heat.
Spray two large cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Place contents of one can of dough onto one cookie sheet. If you’ve used the Recipe Creations product, divide the one big sheet into four equal rectangles. if you’ve used Crescent Rolls, pinch two triangles together to form a rectangle, repeating with the rest of the can until you have four rectangles.
Fold the corner of each rectangle up a little, forming a sort of well.
Repeat with the other can of dough on the other cookie sheet.
Spoon the Silk Express Pastry Cream mixture into the well.
Spoon some of the cherry pie filling onto the top of the Silk Express Pastry Cream mixture.
Bake for 10-12 minutes and remove from oven.
Cool for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.
The crust on this danish is soft and yummy. The Express Pastry Cream is delicious, it’s sort of like a sweet and rich creamy vanilla pudding but really flavorful. I actually had a hard time not eating it as pudding and using it in the recipe, it really is that tasty. The cherries and Express Pastry Cream mixture went together very nicely. The finished product, the danish, is delicious. I found that I liked it just a little warm, about 8 minutes after taking it out of the oven. I found this recipe super easy to make. It’s as good as I’ve had from some stores and definitely something I’d be more than happy to serve guests while entertaining during the holiday season.
Is there a recipe you already make that might be well suited to Silk Very Vanilla, to use for a holiday dish?
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