Food Fun Monday – Danish Puffs

This is a great homemade breakfast pastry recipe I got from the Betty Crocker cookbook. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and I’ve been making it for years to rave reviews.

Ingredients for bottom half of pastry:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons water

Cut butter into flour using pastry blender until particles are coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with water, mix, then gather into a ball and divide in half. Pat each half into a rectangle, approximately 12 inches by 3 inches, about one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Set aside.

Ingredients for top half of pastry:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (yum!)

Heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in 2 quart saucepan. Reduce heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Add eggs. Beat until smooth and spoon half of mixture over each rectangle.  Bake about one hour at 350 degrees, until topping is crisp and brown.  Cool. Frost with frosting recipe below.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1-2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • food coloring if desired

Mix well and frost. Top with nuts if desired.


Posted by Laurie Ryan


4 responses to “Food Fun Monday – Danish Puffs

  1. I love these!! SOOO good to learn to make them myself. Gotta try it

  2. Oh, yes, these are so worth the trouble. And not really that hard to make.

  3. This sounds really good. But for me I’d want to make them for an evening snack. I’m into breakfast bars or toast, not a morning person.

  4. It works well for evenings, too. A few years ago, we had four couples show up on motorcycles (planed). We were joining them for a trip to Banff. I had made a few of these pastries for a quick breakfast the next morning and one of the guys got into it the night before. Said it was the perfect dessert. lol

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