Farmhouse Favorite: Danish Puff

Prep time
25 min
Cook time
1 hour

With a flaky pastry, almond puff center, sweet glaze, and under a half hour of prep, this treat is perfect for weekend brunch, holiday celebrations, or anytime you want to feel a little bit fancy — without a lot of work.

How To:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. To make the pastry, add the flour to a medium bowl. Using a fork, cut in the cold butter until the mixture is incorporated and looks like large crumbs.
  3. Drizzle in the cold water and mix to combine.
  4. Pat the dough into a ball, and divide it in half.
  5. On an ungreased baking sheet, gently press one half of the dough into a 12x3-inch rectangle. Repeat with the other half of the dough, leaving 3” between the rectangles.
  6. To make the almond puff, combine the butter, water, and salt in a medium pan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the almond extract. Add the flour, stirring constantly, until the flour is fully incorporated and the dough is smooth and forms a big ball in the pan.
  8. Stir in 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition, until smooth. Divide the puff and spread evenly over each pastry.
  9. Bake for 1 hour, or until the puff is golden brown. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  10. Meanwhile, to make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until completely incorporated.
  11. Spread the glaze evenly over the top of each puff and sprinkle with almonds.
  12. Slice the Danish puff into 1 ½-inch pieces and enjoy. Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Recipe courtesy of Dinner Bell Co-op member Donna Luehmann (Lewiston, MN)

Made with love + simple ingredients