Pastry Puff

Photo by Stephanie Knewasser

From the kitchen of AnnMarie Barkwell

In a stand mixer or a food processor:

1/2 c butter

1 c flour

2 Tbsp water

Combine until it forms a dough.

Divide in half.

On ungreased sheet, pat into 2 12″ x 3″ strips, 3″ apart.

In a medium saucepan combine:

1/2 c butter or margarine

1 c water

Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to lowest setting.


1 tsp almond extract

1 c flour

Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 min.

Remove from heat.


3 eggs

Stir until smooth & glossy.

Spread evenly over strips.

Bake 1 hour @ 350 or until crisp & golden.

Cool. Topping will shrink & fall as it cools.


1 1/2 c confectioner sugar

2 Tbsp butter

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1-2 Tbsp water


Add more water if needed for spreading consistency.

OPTIONAL: top with chopped walnuts

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