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Almond Pastry Puffs Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jeanne Place
Added: Friday, November 14, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. all-purpose flour, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. cold butter, divided
1 c. plus 2 T. cold water, divided
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 eggs
Frosting:
1 1/2 c confectioners' sugar
2 T. butter, softened
4 tsp. water
1/4 tsp. almond extract
2/3 c. chopped almonds, toasted

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl, combine 1 c. flour and salt; cut in 1/2 c. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add 2 T. cold water; stir with a fork until blended. Shape dough into a ball; divide in half. Place dough 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet; pat each into a 12x3 inch rectangle.
In a large saucepan, bring remaining butter and water to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in extract and remaining flour until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
Spread over rectangles. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire racks.
For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, water and extract;
beat until smooth. Spread over pastries; sprinkle with almonds.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 pastries, 11 servings each.
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
a while!!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I think this is the same recipe Mom used to make....one of my favorites but takes a while and mine is never as good as hers!

 

 

 

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