Danish Puff

Danish Puff

You can serve this double-textured pastry as a bread or dessert. What an elegant addition to a brunch buffet table!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

10

servings

Pastry
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons water
Topping
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
cup water
1
teaspoon almond extract
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3
eggs
Creamy Vanilla Glaze
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 2 tablespoons warm water or milk
Chopped nuts
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place 1 cup flour in medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; toss with fork.
  2. Gather pastry into a ball; divide in half. Pat each half into 12x3-inch rectangle, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil; remove from heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.
  4. Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. In medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients except nuts until smooth and spreadable. Spread over top of pastry; sprinkle with nuts.
Makes 10 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know?
Danish pastry originated when the Danes added sweet fillings to Austrian pastry. The result--a crispy, golden puff with a luscious, surprise filling--earned praise even from the Austrians!
Special Touch
Balance the sweet almond flavor by serving with a small bowl of lemon curd garnished with mint.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 23g
    • (Saturated Fat 14g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.