Scandinavian Kringler
Author: Pat
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 50 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
This is easy pastry should not be made too far in advance--no sooner than the night before serving.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Almond-Butter Frosting (recipe below)
  • Toasted sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and butter with pastry blender; add 1 tablespoon water and blend to make pastry.
  2. Divide into 3 parts, pat each third into an oblong oval on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Refrigerate.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water in saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add flour and stir until smooth.
  5. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is smooth. (Should resemble smooth mashed potatoes.)
  6. Blend in extract and spread dough over unbaked pastry strips.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350° oven until top is crisp and golden (50-55 minutes).
  8. Cool. (The top will settle and form a custard over pastry.)
  9. Before serving, spread with Almond Frosting. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool
  10. To Serve: Cut into diagonal strips; serve warm or cold.
Recipe by wikiEATia at http://wikieatia.com/?p=782