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Puff Pastry Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Helen Pollio
Added: Monday, October 15, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine (softened)
2 tbsps. water
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
2 tbsps. softened butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 to 2 tbsps. milk
Chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using pastry blender, blend flour and butter until size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle water on top and mix with fork. Finish with hands forming into a ball. Divide ball in half and spread each half onto an ungreased cookie sheet forming each into a 12 X 3 rectangle.

In a 2 quart saucepan, heat butter and water to a rolling boil; remove from heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Add eggs and beat until smooth and glossy. Spread half over each rectangle. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees or until topping is crisp and brown. Topping will shrink as it cools. Cool completely.

Mix 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, 2 tbsps. softened butter or margarine, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and 1 to 2 tbsps. milk until smooth. Spread over tops of pastry. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired.

 

 

 

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