Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nancy's Puff Recipe...

I have my Rockin' Bobbins quilt group meeting tonight and it is my turn to bring the dessert.  I decided to whip up an Almond Puff Danish Pastry.  This is an easy, but elegant recipe that my friend Nancy turned me on to, published in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cookbook, Cherokee, Iowa. 
Most of the time, I have all the ingredients on hand. The Puff, as we call it, is so good with a cup of coffee... making it nice for breakfast or dessert.

Nancy's Puff

Crust:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp. water

Cut butter into flour.  Sprinkle water over mixture and mix with fork until soft balls forms.  Press into round pizza pan.

Topping:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs
1 tsp. almond extract

In saucepan combine butter and water.  Bring to boil.  Remove from heat.  Stir in almond extract.  Beat in flour quickly with a hand electric mixer.  When smooth, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Spread over crust, sealing edges.  Bake for 60 minutes and 350 degrees.

Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. soft butter
1 tsp. almond extract
1 - 2 Tbsp. water

Combine ingredients, mixing until spreading constistency. Spread on cooked, cooled puff.  Decorate with sliced almonds. 

3 comments:

Elaine said...

I'm drooling. My sister Mary checked out your blog too and says she's saving your recipes. I of course haven't had time to fix my blog, but have been adding to it, and put in my white trash recipes today for fun.

Heather L. said...

I'm so glad you liked the little Easter baskets! Too bad I missed seeing you in the store....maybe another day.

Heather L. said...

No problem about posting a picture -- I will go and look for the facebook page!

 
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