I think my youngest son had to be the pickiest eater ever born. The youngest of five he took on, not only all of his own food dislikes, but also the food dislikes of his older brothers and sisters. Getting him to eat was somewhat of a nightmare. He went through periods of time where he would only eat hot dogs . . . and then mashed potatoes . . . peanut butter sandwiches . . . corn and rice. I used to really despair of him ever growing up to be healthy . . . thankfully my fears were for naught and he is now a pretty healthy eater and normal in every way!
He used to love pizza pockets and those Pillsbury Toaster Strudels. I think he practically lived off them for a time. I do confess that I kinda liked them too . . . but only in a lazy, "I can't be asked to cook and yet I am starving" kind of a way. I only mention this because these delicious Easy Cheese Danishes I am showing you here today almost remind me of those toaster strudels, except . . . of course they are better. Because you make them yourself.
And oh how very easy they are to make. With just a bit of ready roll puff pastry, some cream cheese, a few store cupboard essentials and some jam . . . and less than half an hour later you can be munching on one of these very delicious pastries.
You can use whatever kind of jam you want . . . I have a penchant for strawberry and cherry . . . today I used blueberry because I didn't have any cherry . . . apricot would be very tasty as well. Just pick your favourite flavour! mmmmm ..... plum preserves would be gorgeous.
It's as simple as cutting your puff pastry into rectangles, dolloping on a simple to make cream cheese filling . . . swirling it with a bit of jam and baking. Oh . . . there are a few other little steps in there as well, but nothing too complicated. I hope you'll give them a go and that you enjoy them as much as we do! I do like to pull out the stops at the weekend and make us a breakfast treat now and again! I haven't had any complaints yet!
*Easy Fruit and Cheese Danish*
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, until golden brown on the edges and nicely risen. Remove from the oven and lift off carefully onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Once the pastries are cold, whisk together the icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a thickish drizzle. Using a spoon, drizzle some of this decoratively over each pastry. Allow to set and then serve.