—Submitted by Ann Thurlow
A not-so-subtle hint to my love: for Valentine’s Day this year, I want Danish pastries. A Danish used to be the sophisticated go-with for coffee; a cheese Danish was thing of beauty. Then someone figured out how to mass produce them and they became lard with jelly.
But now, two exceptional PEI bakers have put a new spin on the Danish. John Dale, at breadworks takes the usual route, fruit and pastry, and makes it fresh and savoury and only slightly sweet. And Angelika’s German Bakery takes it up a notch: glazed fresh fruit, crackley puff pastry and a creamy filling. Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year and the pastries are only available Saturday. So—perfect.