almond + danish = delicious

My mother is known for her danish puff pastry.  She makes it for holidays and every breakfast potluck we attended as children.  I love it, though I thought I’d make it even more delicious with the addition of a layer of almond filling in the middle and delicious it is!  Here’s the recipe…

Almond Danish Puff Pastry

for the base:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, very cold, cut into 1″ pieces
2 tbsp water

for the filling:
1 1/2 cups almonds, toasted
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp almond extract

for the topping:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the base, pulse the flour and butter in a food processor until the mixture resembles large crumbs.  Add the water just until the mixture begins to come together.  Press into two 3×9 inch pieces on a baking sheet.

To make the filling, pulse the ingredients in a food process until finely ground.  Spread on top of the base.

To make the topping, bring the butter, water and almond extra to a boil.   Remove from heat and whisk in the flour until the mixture doesn’t stick to the sides of the pot.  Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each addition..  Spread onto the top of the almond mixture.

Bake until the top is a beautiful golden brown, about 45 minutes.

Enjoy!

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