My first homemade danish. YUM! Here is the braid during the proofing atage (a common bread-making procedure that is done after shaping the dough where one allows it to rise before baking it.)
I made the danish pastry dough from scratch as well as the cream cheese filling. It took two days to make from start to finish with breaks in between, of course.
Another picture of the braid proofing…
It had buttery, flaky layers of dough! There are approximately 729 layers of dough in this danish. Crazy!