Almond Puff

Ingredients: (Almond Puff)

1/2 cup butter — (or margarine), softened 1 cup gold medal flour 2 tablespoons water 1/2 cup butter — (or margarine) 1 cup water 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup gold medal flour 3 large eggs

Directions: (Almond Puff)

Chopped nuts Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze (below) Heat oven to 350. Cut 1/2 C. butter into 1 C. flour. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. water over mixture; mix with fork. Round into ball; divide in half. On ungreased baking sheet, pat each half into a strip, 12 by 3 inches. Strips should be about 3 inches apart. In medium saucepan, heat 1/2 C. butter and 1 C. water to rolling boil. Remove from heat and quickly stir in almond extract and 1 C. flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at one time, until smooth. Divide in half; spread each half evenly over strips, covering completely. Bake about 60 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown. Cool. Frost with Confectioners’ Sugar Glaze and sprinkle generously with nuts. 10 to 12 servings CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR GLAZE Mix 1 1/2 C. confectioners’ sugar, 2 tbsp. butter,(softened), 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract or 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla and 1 to 2 tbsp. warm water until