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Flaky Danish Crescent

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon (1 Package)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chilled
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), scalded and cooled
  Egg yolk 1 , slightly beaten
  Chopped almonds/Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

Soften yeast in 1/4 CUP warm water.
Sift together dry ingredients; cut in butter till some of mixture is like corn meal and some the size of peas.
Mix cooled milk and egg yolk; add with softened yeast to flour mixture, stirring to make soft dough.
Cover; chill a few hours or overnight.
Halve dough (keep half chilled).
On floured surface roll one half to 12x9 inch rectangle, 1/8 inch thick.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of Filling for the glaze; spread rolled dough with half of the remainder.
Sprinkle with half the nuts.
Roll as for jellyroll from long side; seal edges and ends.
Place seam down on cooky sheet.
Shape in crescent; flatten slightly.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Cover; let rise in warm place till almost double (about 1 hour).
Brush with reserved Filling.
To garnish, sprinkle with additional almonds, thinly sliced.
Bake in moderate oven (375°) 20 minutes or till done.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked

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