Danish Kringle

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Maureen Maguire

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@Maureen219

This was my dad's favorite coffe cake, and it became our family tradition to serve this on Christmas morning. To this day whenever I make this cake it's like celebrating Christmas with my dad all over again! My dad died in 1976 when I was just a teen, so this is a sweet memory for me.

The "cake part" of this cake is similar to a cream puff, so it's quite airy and light. I've even omitted the crust and used this recipe as an eclaire cake, putting French vanilla pudding on the bottom cake, stacking the 2nd cake on top of that, and using a chocolate glaze over all.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    butter, cold
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    water, ice cold
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 c
    water
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3
    eggs
  • ·
    powdered sugar glaze
  • ·
    chopped nuts

How to Make Danish Kringle

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 350*. Cut 1/2 C. cold butter into 1 C. flour until size of small peas. Sprinkle 2 T. ice water over flour mixture; mix. Gather pastry into a ball; divide into halves. Pat each half into rectangle, 12"x3" on ungreased cookie sheet. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1/2 C. butter & 1 C. water to rolling boil; remove from heat. Quickly stir in almond extract & 1 C. flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat. Add eggs; beat until smooth & glossy. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle. Bake until topping is crisp & brown, about 1 hour. Turn off oven and let cakes rest in hot oven for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven & cool. (Topping will shrink & fall, forming the custardy top.) Spread with Powdered Sugar Glaze; sprinkle with nuts.
  3. POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE
    1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
    2 T. butter, softened
    1 1/2 t. almond extract
    1-2 T. milk
    Stir in milk a teaspoon at a time until glaze is desired consistency. Spoon over cooled cakes and sprinkle with nuts. I like to use almonds, but any nut will do.

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About Danish Kringle

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Scandinavian


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