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Danish Almond Pastry



Pastry Layer
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons water


Cream Puff Layer
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon almond extract


1 1/2 cups powered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 - 1 tablespoon milk


1) Combine pastry layer ingredients. Blend as for pie crust. Divide dough in half & pat into 2 inch rectangular strips, 3x12 inches - on an ungreased cookie sheet.

2) Bring butter & water to a rolling boil, remove from heat. Add flour beating well until mixture forms a smooth ball. Return to heat for 1 minute. Add eggs one at a time, beating vigorously after each egg. Mix in almond extract. Spread evenly over the first layer.

3) Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

4) Combine glaze ingredients to form glaze. While glaze is still smooth, pour over pastry.

5) Sprinkle with slivered almonds.