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!


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
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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