Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

It's Spring . . . And Palm Sunday!

Today is Palm Sunday

Palm Crosses and Palm Fronds
(the crosses were pinned to each parishioner -- the palm fronds decorated the altar)

And also the first day of Spring

Peach  trees in bloom
Alas, they are not ours!

Last week . . .

A friend brought a bucket of peach branches about to burst into bloom

We filled vases and put them everywhere!
And to celebrate the peach blooms,
we made peach danish!

An easy version
A Pillsbury recipe
And oh, so good!

It's not sunny today,
but at least, this Spring didn't bring . . . 

(As it did in 2010 when we had a foot of snow)

But it didn't bring . . . 

Warmth and Sun
like it did last year when we had tea in the garden on the first day of Spring


This year's tea time will find us inside
but at least we'll have pretty peach blossoms to cheer us
and remind us that this is the first day of Spring!


2 cans Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls (big and flaky)
1 can Wilderness peach pie filling
8 0z. cream cheese
1 t. vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
powdered sugar

Place crescent roll cans in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 and line baking sheets with silicon mats or parchment paper.

Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy.

Open the cans and slice each into 12 pieces, approximately 1/2 inch slices.

Place six slices on a cookie sheet, flattening the centers to create an indent.   (I used a large spice container dipped in flour, plus my fingers for a little extra flattening in the middle.)

Fill the indent half with the cream cheese mixture and half with the pie filling.

Bake until edges are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

In a small bowl, mix a large spoonful of powdered sugar with a little milk until liquid but still thick.    Stood into a pastry bag or Ziploc, cut off the tip and drizzle over the pastries.


Pondside said...

Inside or outside, that Danish would be a treat.
I love to have branches of flowering trees inside to enjoy. Yours are lovely.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha, your Peach branches are wonderful in the vases about the house. And those Danish's look wonderful!
Wishing you a peace filled Holy Week,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Martha,
Oh my, those peach branches are so pretty, and I LOVE your blue tea set! We aren't spending time outdoors either at the moment because alas, Spring brought us snow and very cold temperatures. I have also been sick with a cold for a week. I need something easy to make for the weekend and the Danish would be perfect! Thanks for sharing your recipe and have a lovely weekend.

Easter blessings to you and your family,