Meltaways or Melt-a-ways??? Not the cookie or candy
I’m interested in a recipe called Meltaways. It is neither the cookie or candy. I went on the net and found bakeries that make these. I emailed a bakery in Rhode Island, they use a Danish dough, roll it out like making cinnamon rolls, spread with a cream cheese smear, roll and cut. They are baked in muffin pans, and when they come out of the oven, while still in the muffin pan, they use a wooden paddle to flatten them a bit, dump them on trays, and when cool frost them with a sugar icing and nuts. Another bakery said they use a Sweet Yeast Dough to make their Meltaways.
I also found a site for a Culinary Program that teaches Laminated doughs: Danish doughs: snails, bear claws, figure eight, 3 leaf, pockets. Variety of fillings: cheese, prune, lekvar, meltaway Coffee cakes: braided, meltaway, scissor cut.
Meltaways are made at a bakery called Bonatt’s Bakery in Harwichport, MA. and at Savage’s Bakery in Homewood, Ala.
Another person emailed this to me:
The meltaways I used to make in the bakeries was made using Danish dough. Rolled out like for a cinnamon roll, smeared with either Cream Cheese filling or plain buttercream, then folded from the outside edge to the center from both sides. It was then folded on itself so it looked a little like a horse hoof. Rolls were cut about 1/2 to 3/4 of inch thick, placed onto pans, proofed and baked. I never did glaze them after the oven because they always seemed to break apart. You could spray them with simple syrup if you like. Once cooled they could iced using the string method (so they don't break) and serve.
Have you ever heard of them? If you can add anything else please let me know!!! I can make cinnamon rolls but would like to learn how to make meltaways.
There used to be a bakery called Bluebird Bakery in Warrensburg, New York several years ago that made these meltaways exactly as you described them and they were by far the best pastry I had ever tasted. The business closed its doors and since then I have had a craving for these so I truly understand your desire to find a recipe or a place that can make them. I wish you luck on your search sorry I could only sympathize and not help.
There are two Danish-style bakeries in Massachusetts called "The Danish Pastry House". One located in Medford and one located in Watertown. They have a website: www.danishpastryhouse.com where you can get basic info, address
and phone. I've had a few very superb pastries and was pleased with the originality and quality. Give them a jingle, and you may have some success or at least, a possible lead on tracking down a true Meltaway.
Kosher bakeries here in the NYC area make a dessert item called a meltaway. It's a round coffee-cake kind of thing filled with chocolate. Kindofa poor man's babka, though different. Sounds very different from what you seek.
Look for Wall's bakery in Hewlett, NY- they may be able to shed some light...