Danish Puff

  • Yield 12 servings

A light and fluffy pastry with sugary-sweet frosting

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Ingredients

Pastry:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon water
Filling:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Frosting:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 to 2 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. To prepare the pastry, combine flour, butter and water, cutting in with two knives to form dough similar to a pie crust. Spread and press into 10-inch tart pan.
  3. To prepare the filling, combine water and butter in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add flour; stir until smooth. Stir in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add almond extract. Pour over crust. Bake 55 to 60 minutes.
  4. To prepare the frosting, combine confectioners’ sugar, butter and almond flavoring. Add milk, a little at a time, until frosting is a spreading consistency. Spread over baked puff. Serves 12.

—Lois Bradshaw, Kingsville, Texas

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