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“I got this recipe from a friend. While I have seen similar recipes, I haven't seen any just like it. So simple, easy, and people will think you're a professional pastry chef!”
1hr 20mins

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  1. 1st Part:
  2. Cut 1/2 cup butter into 1 cup flour.
  3. Sprinkle water over mixture and mix until it's moist enough to round into a ball.
  4. Divide in half.
  5. On ungreased baking sheet, pat each half into a strip that is roughly 12x3 inches, with strips about 3" apart.
  6. 2nd Part:
  7. Heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to a rolling boil.
  8. Turn heat to lowest setting and quickly stir in 1 t. almond extract and 1 cup flour.
  9. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Beat in eggs, all at once, until smooth and glossy.
  12. Divide in half.
  13. Spread evenly over strips.
  14. Bake 60 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown.
  15. Frost with Sugar Glaze (see below) and sprinkle with nuts.
  16. Sugar Glaze:
  17. Mix 3 cups powdered sugar, 4 T. butter, 1.5 t. vanilla, 1.5 t. almond extract, and 2-4 T. warm water until smooth and of spreading consistency.
  18. If you are topping with walnuts instead of almonds, use less almond extract or none at all and just use vanilla extract.
  19. Recipe can be made into individual puffs by patting dough into 3" circles, using a rounded tsp for each puff. Spread rounded tablespoon of batter (2nd part) over each circle, extending it just beyond the edge of the circle. Bake 30 minutes and frost.

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