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Gateau Pithiviers Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Ruth Issa
Added: Monday, January 31, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pound puff pastry
6 oz. almond paste
1/2 cup butter1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 large egg, slightly beaten

Directions:
Directions:
Roll out dough to about 1/4" thick. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Prepare filling by creaming together the remaining ingredients except egg until smooth. Place filling on dough and mound onto center. leaving at least a 2" border around the edges. Brush with beaten egg all the way around, then place other sheet of dough over filling. Place small bowl ( about 6"in diameter )over top of pastry, covering mound of filling but still leaving a 2" border. Press bowl down to crease the edge without cutting through pastry. Trim edge into a circle. around bowl with a 2" border. Drag the back of knife into the dough up to the bowl rim. Cut small steam vent in top. Glaze with egg. Chill at least 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool 30 minutes before serving. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar on top.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Variation Substitute 8 oz of semi sweet chocolate for almond paste.

 

 

 

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