Prairie City Bakery’s Creamy Cheese Danish

prairie-city-danish-2.jpgPrairie City Bakery’s Creamy Cheese Danish isn’t as bad as it could be. Compared to some of the other Danishes we’ve tested, it’s fantastic. The flavor is nothing special, the bread isn’t the best out there, and the frosting isn’t provided in enough quantity to make it relevant, but the filling…wow. Creamy and soft, with just enough tart to keep it interesting. The flavor reminds me of homemade, and that isn’t a criticism.

But Prairie City gets serious bonus points for the volume of cheese filling. The center core was almost three inches in diameter, and three quarters of an inch deep. That may not sound like much to you, but in the world of cheap Danishes, that’s a lot. Easily twice what I’ve seen on other Danishes, and almost twice what our local bakery puts out.

“Tell them about the filling!” the Generalissimo screamed in my ear. I didn’t even know he was in my apartment. Come to think of it, I distinctly remembered locking the door when I got home.

“I just did,” I said.

“You did?”

“See, right there.”

He read over my shoulder. “Indeed! A thousand apologies, oh stinky one! I can think of no higher honor—”

“Oh please no.”

“—than to salute you!” He saluted. Think flourish. Think extravagant. Think gay pride parade, and you’re getting warmer.

I wouldn’t call this cheese Danish the best, but it has enough going for it that I’d be willing to overlook its problem areas for more of its cheesy goodness. And if they could fix those problems…


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