Mandie's Dinner Diner

April 24, 2010

Danish Pastry

Filed under: Dessert, Pantry Food — ruralmomof3 @ 4:56 pm
This is wonderful! It was my mom’s standby recipe for when she needed something a little bit fancy but had no time to run to the store. It uses only basic pantry ingredients but is yummy, pretty, and farely easy to make! You will need 2 mixing bowls (or be ready to wash the one out quickly) and a sauce pan to make it so it doesn’t save on dishes but it does save that trip to the store.

The recipe:

The bottom layer:

1 stick margarine, room temperature
1 c. flour
2 Tbl water

Combine well to form a soft dough. Divide the dough in half and pat out onto a cookie sheet. Shape into 2 – 3×12 strips on the same cookie sheet, leaving space in between and around the edge.

The middle layer:

1 c. water
1 stick margarine or butter
1 tsp almond extract
1 c. flour
3 eggs

Bring the water and margarine to a boil in a saucepan. Add the extract and flour and stir over low heat until the mixture forms a ball. Beat in the eggs with a sturdy spoon. (this part is like cream puffs if you have ever made them). Spread this evenly over the dough strips on your cookie sheet. Bake at 350^ for 50-60 min. Cool and then frost with the following:

Icing layer:

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbl butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 Tbl water

Combine well and spread onto your strips. Sprinkle with crushed walnuts or slivered almonds before the icing dries.

Yum! A Pantry Recipe at its best!!

Amanda

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1 Comment »

  1. This sounds yummy! I’d like to try making it sometime. Do you think that I could use vanilla extract for the middle layer instead of almond? Or would that change the flavor to much?

    Comment by Terri — April 27, 2010 @ 5:51 pm


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