How to make it

  • To make Pastry Base:
  • Measure 1 c flour into bowl, cut in butter (using pastry blender).
  • Sprinkle with water and mix with fork. Try not to over mix.
  • Round pastry into a ball and divide into two equal halves.
  • Lightly pat each half into two separate strips on an ungreased baking pan. Each strip will be about 12" long by 3' wide.
  • To make the Pastry Top:
  • Bring 1/2 c butter and 1 cup water to a rolling boil.
  • Add 1 1/2 tsp real almond extract.
  • Remove from heat and immediately stir in flour, stir quickly to keep from lumping.
  • Add one egg at a time, beating until smooth.
  • Spread an equal amount over each pastry base.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 60 minutes.
  • Glaze immediately after removing from oven, with a mixture made by blending 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with 2 Tablespoons warm milk and 1 teaspoon almond extract.
  • Garnish with lots of thinly sliced toasted almonds.

People Who Like This Dish 4
Reviews & Comments 1

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel
    " It was excellent "
    LindaLMT ate it and said...
    This is great!! I wasn't sure about it while it was baking because the top layer puffed up and looked like it was floating on the bottom layer but when removed from the oven it deflated and came together looking right. The pastry part is not sweet at all so don't be afraid to be generous with the glaze. The bottom layer is light and flaky like pie crust and the top layer somewhat softer and creamy (maybe I need to bake it more?) with a slight eggy/custard taste. I may add more Almond extract next time to both the top layer and glaze.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    kidaria ate it and said...
    I love almond desserts! This sounds pretty good.
    Was this review helpful? Yes Flag

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes