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Danish Puff Recipe

Danish Puff Recipe

I remember Mom making this cream puff variation for special occasions. —Susan Garoutte, Georgetown, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cut butter into the flour until crumbly. Sprinkle with water; toss with a fork until moist enough to shape into a ball. Divide in half. On a floured surface, roll each portion into 12-in. x 3-in. rectangle. Place on greased baking sheets.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and salt all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add extract; beat until smooth. Spread over dough.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until puffed and golden brown. Cool on pans for 10 minutes. Combine the sugar, butter, water and vanilla until smooth; spread over warm puffs. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 246 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.