Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Almond Puff

½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. almond extract
2 cups flour, divided
2 tbsp. water
3 eggs
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
1 cup water chopped almonds to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cut ½ cup butter into 1-cup flour. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. water over mixture; mix with fork and round into a ball; divide in half on ungreased baking sheet. Pat each half into a 12 x 3-inch strip about 3 inches apart. In medium saucepan, heat ½ cup butter and 1 cup water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about one minute. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs and mix until smooth.

Divide in half; spread each half evenly over the strips, covering completely. Bake about 60 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown.

Cool completely. Frost with frosting and sprinkle generously with nuts.


Mix 1 ½ cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp. butter (softened), 1 ½ tsp. almond extract and 1-2 tbsp. warm water until smooth.

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