Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Danish Puff Pastry

1 cup flour
1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
1-2 tbsp ice water

Cut butter into flour. Sprinkle with water till moistened and you can press into a ball. (same texture as homemade pie crust) Press into two strips or you can form into 8 balls and set on cookie sheet in a circle with space between them. Press down dough so the dough comes together in a circle. Does that make sense??? (it does to me cuz I have seen and made it!)

1 cup water
1 cube butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs

Bring water and butter to a boil. Remove from heat. Mix in flour till mixture forms a ball. Add eggs one at a time and beat till smooth and glossy. Spoon onto crust. Bake 350 till golden brown about 45 minute to an hour till nice and brown on edges *note- I just made this again tonite and 45 minutes is WAY TOO LONG. I baked mine for about 28 minutes and it was still too dark but my oven runs a bit hot. I would watch this to make sure it doesnt overcook the last five minutes or so of cooking

Make a glaze of powdered sugar and milk and drizzle liberally on cooled pastry and sprinkle with almonds. Cover loosely with saran wrap and store room temperature.

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