Braided apple filled Danish coffee cake makes wonderful breakfast or brunch pastry. Danish is an enriched laminated (layered) pastry. Layers of dough and fat cause expansion and rise, resulting in a flaky, delicate pastry. Danish, croissant and puff pastry are similar in preparation; Danish and croissant are made with the addition of yeast, and are softer inside than puff pastry. Danish is more enriched than croissant dough.