This month’s lesson is all about lovely lamination—that amazing process that creates unbelievably flaky croissants, puff pastries, and, of course, Danish. Lamination is the process in which you incorporate a firm butter block into a base dough through a number of folds and rolls, creating slivers of butter within the dough. During baking, the water in the dough and butter becomes steam, puffing the dough and revealing distinct layers of golden pastry. Our yeasted base dough uses Bob’s Red Mill Organic All-Purpose Flour, a flour with enough protein to make the dough elastic and hold its shape but tender enough to handle the numerous folds and rolls it receives during lamination. We bring on a lamination expert, Ruth Mar Tam of the blog Cook Til Delicious, to talk all about making your dough, shaping your Danish, and all the different ways you can play with its delicious flavor.
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