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Puff Pastry Recipe

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This recipe for Puff Pastry, by , is from Family Favorites from the Albis and Caruso Homes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Helen Pollio
Added: Monday, October 15, 2007


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)

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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