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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry + Labneh Danishes

July 4, 2016

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Thanks so much to Jomeis Fine Foods for sponsoring this post! 

Happy Monday morning! We don’t have a Prime Minister here in Australia, but I have these danishes, so I am confident everything is going to be OK. 

I spent Saturday voting {which basically was just manipulation by children to donate to their school band fund as I walked through my polling place}, eating hash brown balls by the beach, drinking sangria and eating tacos. It was exactly what I needed after what was a pretty tough week for me. Hopefully I will share more about it soon.

The day then complete exceeded all expectations when I added the snapchat toast filter to Pauline Hanson during the election broadcast, even if I was questioning the sadness of watching it alone on a Saturday night. I guess it wasn’t as sad as I felt for our country.

Let’s forget about our unformed government and PH back in the Senate and move on to these flakey/sweet/tart danishes, shall we? 

If you’re on the hunt for an afternoon tea that’s a perfect balance between fancy and easy (my favourite combo!) then this is it. I mean, these danishes look like you’ve lined up at an artisanal bakery and ordered them alongside a single origin coffee, but you didn’t. Jokes on everyone but you.

When Jomeis asked me to play around with their delicious 100% organic sweet balsamic reduction, I knew it was going to be best friends with strawberries. I don’t even care if strawberries and balsamic are a bit noughties, they are crazy delicious. 

The balsamic reduction is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour and really intensifies the strawberry flavour. Especially when they’ve hung out for a while. The balsamic strawberries then sit atop some vanilla labneh thats been spread onto some puff pastry. These are then baked for about 20 minutes to give you a solid 10/10 afternoon tea. 

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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry + Labneh Danishes
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 sheet all butter puff pastry {or 1 quantity of my rough puff pastry}
  2. 6 large strawberries, hulled and halved
  3. 1 tbsp sweet balsamic reduction
  4. 2 tsp vanilla paste or extract
  5. 1/2 cup labneh
  6. 1 tbsp caster sugar
  7. 1 egg yolk, for brushing
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place strawberries, balsamic and 1 tsp pf vanilla paste in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Roll out puff {if using home made or puff that comes in a block} and cut pastry into 4 squares.
  4. Place squares onto baking tray then take the corners of each and fold them towards the centre of the square, pressing down into the pastry to secure.
  5. Combine sugar, labneh and remaining vanilla and mix until smooth.
  6. Place equal amounts of labneh mixture onto each danish.
  7. Top with strawberries.
  8. Brush pastry with egg yolk and bake for 20 minutes until golden.
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8 thoughts on “Roasted Balsamic Strawberry + Labneh Danishes

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    Baked goods (especially ones where there is puff pastry AND labneh involved) make everything better even disappointing election results and difficult weeks. You had me at Danish! Hope the week ahead is full of all things happy and yum!

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  2. merilyn

    always a feast for the eyes around your blog thankyou erin!
    my daughter makes her own balsamic reduction! … yes she cooks! she had her own restaurant too!
    it is delicious with strawberries!
    hope you are ok hun! much love m:)X

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  3. Claudia Brick

    These are SO gorgeous Erin and I am in love with your light-filled, windowsill photos. And those strawberries! I hope this week is going much better than the last x

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    1. erinmadethis Post author

      I have one window in my kitchen and it’s frosted and it gives such lovely light! Thanks darling xx

      Reply
  4. Erica

    The video is so wonderful!!! These sound so lovely with the balsamic giving it a good balance and I love pretty much anything with pastry 😉

    Reply
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