BettyCrocker.com has an easy recipe for a Danish puff; it calls for 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, and 2 tablespoons of water for the pastry. The topping includes 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, 1 cup water, a teaspoon of almond extract, 1 cup flour and 3 eggs.Continue Reading
For the creamy vanilla glaze, you need 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons soft butter or margarine, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 to 2 tablespoons warm milk or water and chopped nuts.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and get the pastry ingredients together. Cut the softened butter into the flour with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add the 2 tablespoons of water and toss to moisten the crumb-like mixture. Form the dough into a ball, split it into halves, and then flatten each half to form two 12- by 3-inch rectangles on an ungreased cookie sheet, making sure there is 3 inches of space between the rectangles.
To make the topping, heat the butter and water to a rolling boil in a saucepan. Remove it from heat, then whisk in the flour and almond extract. Stir the mixture over low heat until a ball forms. Add the eggs, and beat until the mixture is smooth. Split the topping in half, then spread over each pastry. Bake the pastry and topping for 1 hour, so the topping is brown and crispy.
Blend the glaze ingredients, excluding the nuts, until it is smooth. Spread the glaze on the pastry and top with chopped nuts.Learn more about Desserts