Enjoying the Simple Pleasures of Life, While Living in a Complicated World

Annie’s Best Danish Puff

A wonderfully, rich dessert made from wholesome ingredients. Perfect to serve with tea, particularly, Earl Grey! Enjoy!

~Annie’s Best Danish Puff~



½ cup butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons water


½ cup butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs

Powdered Glaze (recipe below)

How to toast almonds: Place sliced or chopped almonds onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Toast in oven for 4 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown and fragrant. Keep an eye on the almonds, they can burn easily.

To Make the Crust:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut ½ cup butter into 1 cup flour until particles are the size of peas.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over flour mixture; mix with fork.

Gather pastry into a ball; divide into 2 halves. Pat each half circle, about 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Place circles, 2 – 3 inches apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.

To Make Topping:

Heat ½ cup butter and 1 cup water to a boil; remove from heat.

(Note: be extremely careful when water reaches a boil, so water/butter mixture does not come into contact with flame or heat source. This can cause a fire.)

Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute, remove from heat. Add eggs; beat vigorously until smooth and glossy.

Spread half of the topping over each circle. Bake until topping is crisp and brown, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool. Topping will shrink and fall, forming the custard-like top.

Spread or drizzle with powdered Sugar Glaze and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Powdered Sugar Glaze

1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons of milk

Mix all ingredients into a medium bowl and stir in milk, adding on tablespoon at a time until smooth and drizzling consistency.

3 responses

  1. I’m going to be so fat if I try all your lovely recipes… this one sounds soooo yummy xx
    Jo xx

    May 12, 2012 at 2:27 pm

  2. Lovely photo – the almond sugar glaze sounds so delicious 🙂

    May 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    • It’s wonderful, versatile and so easy to make. I use it on many other pastries, cookies and cakes!

      May 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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