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Mrs. Peterson's Danish Puff Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mom

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Pastry Dough:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. water

Filling:
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs

Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk

Directions:
Directions:
Pastry Dough: In a medium bowl, add the flour and butter. Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour. Add the water and mix with a fork; round the dough into a ball. Divide in half and pat each into a long strip (approximately 12x3-inches) onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Filling: In a medium saucepan, add water and butter; bring to a rolling boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add the extracts; mix well. Stir in flour and whisk vigorously until smooth and thick. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition until smooth. Divide the mixture in half and spread on pastry strips. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Frosting: Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add extracts; mix well. Add the powdered sugar slowly; beat well. If the frosting is too thick use the milk to thin it out. When cakes are cool, spread the tops with frosting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom had a friend who lived in Denmark for many years. This recipe was handed down from her great grandmother. It is very unique, since it does not have any sugar in the filling. If we remember correctly, mom changed the original recipe for frosting (which was just butter, powdered sugar and milk) and added cream cheese and additional flavorings. Good call mom...as always. This Danish pastry puff tastes like it came straight from the bakery!

 

 

 

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