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Scandinavian Almond Puff

Scandinavian Almond Puff

Baking a traditional almond Scandinavian coffee cake is streamlined using cream puff pastry.

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40 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 25 min
Total Time
16
servings

Ingredients

Pastry

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 tablespoons water

Topping

1 cup water

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon almond extract

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Garnish

1/4 cup sliced almonds

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 1 cup flour in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons water with fork until flour mixture is just moistened. Shape dough into ball. Pat dough into 10-inch circle on ungreased baking sheet. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil and butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup flour and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball . Remove from heat.

  4. STEP 4

    Add 1 egg at a time, beating with whisk or wooden spoon after each addition until smooth and glossy.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread egg mixture over pastry circle. Bake 50-55 minutes or until surface is crisp and golden. Cool completely. (Topping rises during baking and shrinks during cooling, forming custard-like layer.)

  6. STEP 6

    Combine powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract in bowl until well mixed. Add enough milk for desired glazing consistency.

  7. STEP 7

    Drizzle glaze over puff; sprinkle with almonds.

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Tip #1

Wrap coffee cake puff in plastic food wrap or aluminum foil; refrigerate up to 2 days.

Tip #2

Variations:
Lemon Pecan Puff: Omit almond extract in topping. Substitute 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest. Omit almond extract and milk in glaze. Substitute 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Omit sliced almonds. Sprinkle puff with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.

Maple Pecan Puff: Omit almond extract in topping. Substitute 1 teaspoon maple extract. Omit almond extract in glaze. Substitute 1 teaspoon maple extract. Omit sliced almonds. Sprinkle puff with 1/4 cup chopped pecans.

Nutrition (1 serving)

220 Calories
14 Fat (g)
75 Cholesterol (mg)
140 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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