Friday, October 28, 2005

Danish Puff Coffee Cake

You will need:
1 cup flour
1 cube butter or margarine
2 tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 cup water
1 cube butter or margarine
1 tsp. almond flavoring
1 cup flour
3 eggs

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp. almond flavoring

Bottom: Cut butter into 1 cup flour and baking powder until well blended. Sprinkle with water; mix with fork (or pastry blender.) Divide in half; pat dough into two long strips, 3x12 inches, on ungreased cookie sheet 3 inches apart.

Top: Combine water and butter; bring to a boil. Add flavoring and remove from heat. Quickly beat in the flour with an electric mixer. Make sure there are no lumps. Add the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously after each.

Cover your pastry strips with this mixture, spreading over the sides and ends. Bake about 60 minutes at 375º until crisp and golden brown.

Glaze: Mix it; spread on the coffee cakes while they are warm. Sprinkle with chopped almonds if so desired.

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