Almond Pastry

Frannie Garcia

By
@Lady1bug

I've always told people that this is an old family recipe that I got from my aunt and I have been making it for decades. It is truly loved by everyone and often requested for family gatherings. The funny thing is that I "remember" getting it from my aunt, but when I made it for her, she told me it's nothing like her recipe. LOL!!! She did love it though.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 7 votes
Comments:
Serves:
20
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Light, buttery and perfectly flavored with almond...

Ingredients

1 c
water
1/2 c
butter
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
all-purpose flour
4
whole large eggs
1/2 c
butter
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
salt
3 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
milk (or as needed for desired consistancy)

Step-By-Step

1In heavy medium sauce pan slowly heat water, 1/2 Cup butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt until butter is completely melted. Bring to boil and turn off heat.

2Immediately add the flour all at once and stir vigorously until well mixed.

3Add 4 whole eggs, one at a time, beating thorougly until completely combined after each egg.

4Spread onto ungreased cookie sheet (pretty much fills a 15" X 11" cookie sheet).

5Bake for about 25-30 minutes in preheated 375 F oven. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

6FROSTING: In medium bowl thoroughly whip 1/2 cup soft butter, powdered sugar, almond and vanilla extracts, and 1/2 teaspoon salt (don't omit salt). Add milk as needed to achieve desired frosting consistency.

7Frost cooled pastry (using all or only part of frosting as desired for personal taste). Sprinkle sliced almonds over fresh frosting. Cut into twenty pieces ~ ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy