I admit that when Katy told me about this danish, I had some reservations. Goetta? Danish? Then I thought about all of the savory-sweet applications for bacon (Vosges bacon bars, bacon brittle, Dojo’s Porkopolis gelato) and realized that a goetta danish was simply Cincinnati’s answer to the bacon sweets craze.
The Boyf… Fiancé (that’ll take some getting used to) made a run to Findlay Market for our Saturday waffles, and brought back the danish as well. The danish is a layer of puff pastry, then cream cheese, then a layer of Apricot preserves, topped with a strip of goetta and some cinnamon crumble topping. The goetta, from Eckerlin, I believe, is just a little spicy, which really cuts the sweetness of the rest of the pastry, which could be cloying if it weren’t for the goetta. It’s probably a heart attack in puff pastry, but what a way to go. At $2.50, it’s worth every penny (though I do recommend popping it into the oven or microwave to warm it up a bit).