Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Homemade Danish




1 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine

To make the crust, combine the above with 2T water in an electric mixer to form a soft ball. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to a 4 x 12-inch long rectangle on an ungreased cookie sheet.

1/2 cup margarine
1t almond extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs
slivered almonds for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup water, margarine and almond extract to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and immediately pour in flour. Stir vigorously until flour is completely incorporated.

Add eggs to flour mixture, one at a time. When dough is smooth and shiny, spread over the crust. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Allow to cool.

Drizzle your favorite white icing over the pastry and sprinkle slivered almonds on top. Cut the Danish Pastry into diagonal strips, arrange on a platter and serve.

16 servings.


Some comments are necessary.

1) if you don't have almonds, walnuts work fine.
2) if you have a small family, make this for company or plan on buying new jeans. Did you count up the calories? Probably best not to.

These were made by my daughter last weekend. Yikes, they were GOOD. So good that we gave half to the neighbors and headed for the treadmill. Too good. And beautiful.

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