Danish Puff Recipe

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DANISH PUFF

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

This is an old recipe that I can remember making when I was in my teens. I believe the original recipe came from my aunt. It has always been a favorite with everyone who has it.


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Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

bottom layer:
1/2 c
butter
1 c
flour
2 Tbsp
water
top layer:
1/2 c
butter
1 c
water
1 c
flour
1 tsp
almond extract
3
eggs
glaze:
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
water
chopped nuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bottom layer:
Cut butter into flour with pastry blender. Sprinkle water over mixture. mix round into a ball with fork.
2
Divide in half. On an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper pat each half into a strip 12x3 inches. Space 3 inches apart. Set aside.
3
Top layer:
Heat butter and water in a saucepan to a rolling boil. Remove from heat quickly and stir in flour. Stir over low heat until mixture forms into a ball. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs one at a time with almond extract. Spread over strips.
4
Bake 1 hour in a 350 degree oven. Cool.
5
Glaze:
Combine powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon water. Beat until smooth. Add second tablespoon of water if needed. Glaze should be thin enough to spread easily, not like frosting.
6
Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Walnuts, almonds or pecans. Walnuts or almonds taste best!
Toasted almonds work too!

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