Thursday, September 15, 2011

Danish Almond Pastry Ring Recipe

An easy almond flavored delicious pastry a great quick dessert that goes great with coffee and tea. Even taste great without the frosting! Not too sweet, but the sliced almonds are wonderful on top!

DANISH ALMOND PASTRY


First Step:
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons water

Second Step:
1 c. water
1 stick butter
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
1 c. flour
3 eggs

Frosting Topping:

2 cup confectioners sugar
1 stick butter, softened
milk
1 teaspoon pure almond extract
Slivered or sliced almonds toasted
Mix butter, sugar, extract, add milk to make a flowing frosting.

Recipe for pastry:

 Cut butter into flour, add water, form into a ball. Shape dough into a large donut ring. Put on large parchment lined cookie sheet and flatten. Set aside.

 Bring to a boil 1 cup water, add butter; remove from heat. Add extract, quickly beat in flour then eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Spread this mixture on top of the above pastry ring on  the parchment paper.  Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Cool. Make frosting, brush the top of cooled ring.  Decorate with sliced almonds
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