Oh my gosh, you guys have been so patient for this one, thank you. I’m so happy to finally share my vegan sourdough danish recipe with you today! These sweet fruit preserve filled pastries are the perfect treat for Easter. Feed your sourdough starter now to make this versatile dough ahead of time and then shape, fill and bake on Sunday morning.
This is the real deal, old-fashioned method of laminating dough with butter (or vegan butter in our case) to create flaky buttery layers that puff up during baking. You can use this same dough to make vegan croissants. It’s glorious! This dough can be made ahead of time and chilled in the fridge for up to a week before using.
I tried a vegan cream cheese filling before but it wasn’t doing it for me. A simple fruit preserve filling (I like raspberry) is perfect for mini shapes and a larger braided danish. Drizzle these warm vegan sourdough danish with a simple lemon or vanilla glaze and get your cup of coffee or tea (me) ready.
Its hard to describe in words the instructions for cutting the shapes but I made a fun stop-motion video below so you can see and watch how to do it. This recipe is a little more time consuming than usual but it’s worth it for an extra special treat once in a while. It’s not as hard as you may be thinking, just take your time and follow all the steps.
I found the mini shapes bake more evenly than a larger braid, which can tend to over-bake on the outside while the inside hasn’t fully cooked. So if you do make a larger braid watch the browning towards the end and lower the temp even more if the center doesn’t look quite done yet. For this recipe shoot I made half the dough into mini shapes and half into a braid as shown in the photos. You can halve this recipe or just bake 1/2 at a time and save the rest of the dough to bake the following week. Options.
I hope you give these beauties a try and let me know how it goes or if you have any questions please let me know in the comments. I’ll make a instagram story highlight of all my sourdough danish clips for you to reference as well. Happy Easter to those celebrating and happy spring to all of you!