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Portuguese Almond Pastry

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Portuguese Almond Pastry has an Extraordinary taste. The mishmash of butter, sugar, egg yolks and Almond Filling gives the Portuguese Almond Pastry Splendid taste. Must catch it
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 , beaten
  Almond filling 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Sift flour onto clean working surface; make well in center.
Cut butter into small pieces; place in well.
Add sugar, water, and egg yolks.
Blend with 2 pastry scrapers, gathering flour from ring, until of fine-crumb consistency.
Shape pastry into smooth ball; work in additional flour, if necessary.
Divide pastry into 2 parts.
Roll out 1 part on lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thick; cut into circle.
Use bottom of cake pan with removable bottom for pattern.
Fit circle into pan; spoon Almond Filling over pastry.
Roll out remaining pastry to 1/4 inch thick; cut circle slightly larger than bottom circle.
Place top pastry over filling.
Bake in preheated 375 °F oven 45 to 50 minutes, until top crust is lightly browned.
Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan.
Garnish with sliced toasted almonds, then with confectioners' sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3116 Calories from Fat 1469

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 170 g262.1%

Saturated Fat 67.5 g337.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 612.1 mg204%

Sodium 53 mg2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 364 g121.2%

Dietary Fiber 17.1 g68.3%

Sugars 191.3 g

Protein 48 g95.2%

Vitamin A 64.9% Vitamin C 0.42%

Calcium 52.5% Iron 75.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Portuguese Almond Pastry Recipe