Almond Puff Pastry
|Butter||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Powdered sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Light cream||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Almond extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Toasted sliced almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Base: Cut 1/2 cup butter into 1 cup flour until crumbly.
Add 2 tablespoons water and stir with fork to form a stiff dough.
Divide dough in 2 portions.
Press each portion into a 2 x 12-inch ribbon on an ungreased baking sheet.
Leave plenty of space in between for spreading.
Top Layer: Boil 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter until butter melts.
Add 1 cup flour and stir with a fork to form a stiff dough.
Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon almond extract.
Beat in 1 egg at a time until a smooth mixture.
Place half of mixture on each of two bases.
Smooth evenly with spatula.
Bake in 350° oven for 45 minutes or until puffed, crisp and brown.
Frosting: Mix powdered sugar, butter, light cream and almond extract until blended.
Spread frosting on each of two puff pastries.
Sprinkle on half of the toasted almonds on each half.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3111 Calories from Fat 1496
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 168 g258.6%
Saturated Fat 83.9 g419.7%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 975.2 mg325.1%
Sodium 267.3 mg11.1%
Total Carbohydrates 361 g120.3%
Dietary Fiber 9.4 g37.5%
Sugars 245.8 g
Protein 46 g92.3%
Vitamin A 90.5% Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 29% Iron 58.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet