This recipe is both easy, as in a baking novice could put it together, and easy, meaning it's a shortcut way of making a traditional danish. And lastly, it's easy meaning you can put an iced strawberry cream cheese danish on the table in less than an hour.
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When Danish immigrants settled in Racine, Wisconsin in the late 1800s, they brought with them a tender, buttery, fruit or nut-filled pastry known as the kringle. While kringle is the Danish word for pretzel, these days kringles are typically formed in a large ring or rectangle. Ask a Wisconsinite about kringle and they'll likely have a story or two. When I appealed to my Wisconsin pals to school me in the ways of the kringle, one friend replied with clear directions: "Drive to Racine. Buy Kringle. Scarf down Kringle in car quickly, so as to avoid sharing."