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Almond Puff Pastry

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Ingredients
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Powdered sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Light cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 3
  Toasted sliced almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked

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