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    Danish Puff Danish Puff

    You can serve this double-textured pastry as a bread or dessert. What an elegant addition to a brunch buffet table!

    Prep: 10 min - Cook: 10 min - Bake: 1 hr

    1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
    1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    2 tablespoons water
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup water
    1 teaspoon almond extract
    1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
    3 eggs
    Creamy Vanilla Glaze (below)
    Chopped nuts


    1. Heat oven to 350F.

    2. Cut 1/2 cup softened butter into 1 cup flour, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; mix with fork. Gather pastry into ball; divide in half. Pat each half into rectangle, 12x3 inches, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

    3. Heat remaining 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in 2-quart saucepan; remove from heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.

    4. Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

    5. Spread with Creamy Vanilla Glaze; sprinkle with nuts.

    Creamy Vanilla Glaze

    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 to 2 tablespoons warm water or milk

    Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable.

    Makes 10 servings

    Nutritional Info Per Serving:
    Calories 385 (Calories from Fat 215); Fat 24g (Saturated 14g); Cholesterol 120mg; Sodium 160mg; Potassium 80mg; Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 1g); Protein 5g

    Diet Exchange: 2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 4 1/2 Fat

    This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc.

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