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Friday, July 27, 2012

Widows and Danish Pastry



 Had a wonderful treat while sipping on coffee and eating pastry puff danish with my creative and talented friend, Bonnie. As we sat out side under her carport I had to grab my camera and take these pictures. She found old windows, sanded them down, painted them white and then hung them all around her adorable carport.




 I was in such awe of how she had all these windows hanging up I didn't even think to get pictures of her carport all decorated with cute out door furniture. I absolutely loved this idea!

Each  window is hung from each side with chains and hooks.




 Just loved this idea.

{simply charming}



A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.

 
 Now on to....

{Deliciousness}

While sitting outside surrounded by windows, drinking coffee, engaged in four hour conversation we ate this..

 




Here is how to make it:

Pastry 
1/2 cup butter, softened
 1 cup all-purpose flour
 2 tablespoons water 
 Topping 
1/2 cup butter
 1 cup water 
 1 teaspoon almond extract 
 1 cup all-purpose flour 
 3 eggs 
 Creamy Almond Glaze
  1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
 2 tablespoons butter softened
 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
1 -2 tablespoon warm water or 1 -2 tablespoon milk 
 sliced almonds 
Directions: 
 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
 2 Cut 1/2 cup softened butter into 1 cup flour, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of coarse crumbs. 
3 Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; mix with fork. 
 4 Gather pastry into ball; divide in half.
 5 Pat each half into rectangle, 12x3 inches, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
 6 Heat remaining 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in 2-quart saucepan; remove from heat.
 7 Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour.
 8 Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat.
 9 Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.
 10 Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. 11 Spread with Creamy Almond Glaze; sprinkle with almonds. 
 12 Creamy Almond Glaze: 13 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar; 2-3 tbsp butter, softened; 1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract; 1-2 tbsp warm water or milk. 14 Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable and glaze the Danish puff.

I think that this is worthy of sharing over at: 
 


~enjoying  the moments
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