Danish Puff Recipe


Danish Puff Recipe

This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!

Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook time:1 hour

Ingredients for Crust:

1 cup Flour, sifted
½ cup Butter
2 TBSP Water

Ingredients for Dough:

½ cup Butter
1 cup Flour, sifted
1 cup Water
1 tsp Almond Extract
3 Eggs

Ingredients For Frosting:

¼ cup Butter
1 lb Confectionery Sugar
¼ – ½ cup Half and Half or Light Cream
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Nuts or Maraschino Cherries for garnish

Directions Crust:

• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Cut Flour into Butter.
• Add water until well blended.
• Note: if you melt the butter in the microwave first, you can eliminate the water. Just mix the butter and flour together to form the crust dough.
• Separate into two balls.
• Pat each ball into long 12″ x 3″ strips 3″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet

Directions Dough:

• In a 3 quart pot mix butter and water together.
• Bring to a rolling boil.
• Remove from heat, add almond extract.
• Add flour and stir until smooth.
• Add 1 egg at a time, beating until smooth. (Do not over beat, your dough will be tough if you do)

• Divide dough in half, spread half onto each crust.
• Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes.
• Directions Frosting:
• Allow pastry to cool.
• In a mixing bowl combine butter and confectionery sugar, beat well.
• Add vanilla extract.
• Add between ¼ – ½ cup of Half and Half or Light Cream a little at a time. Check consistency. Of you want the frosting thicker, use less cream, if you want it thinner, add more cream. Beat until fluffy.
• Spread evenly over cooled pastry.
• Top with nuts or drained and cut maraschino cherries.

Makes 32 servings Danish Puff Pastry



I thought you might be interested in what my recipe card for this one looks like!

I’ve made this a lot over the last 30 years. I think it may be time for me to rewrite that card!

Danish Puff Recipe. This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!


Danish Puff Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
Sifter
Measuring Spoons
Spatula
3 quart Pot
• Wooden Mixing Spoon or Whisk
Rubber Spatula
Baking Sheet
stand mixer

Danish Puff Ingredients for Crust:

• 1 cup Flour, sifted
• ½ cup Butter
• 2 TBSP Water

Danish Puff Ingredients for Dough:

• ½ cup Butter
• 1 cup Flour, sifted
• 1 cup Water
• 1 tsp Almond Extract
• 3 Eggs

Danish Puff Ingredients for Frosting:

• ¼ cup Butter
• 1 lb Confectionery Sugar
• ¼ – ½ cup Half and Half or Light Cream
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• Nuts or maraschino cherries for garnish

Danish Puff Recipe. This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!


Danish Puff Directions Crust:

• Preheat oven to 350°.
• Cut Flour into Butter.
• Add water until well blended.
• Note: if you melt the butter in the microwave first, you can eliminate the water. Just mix the butter and flour together to form the crust dough.
• Separate into two balls.
• Pat each ball into long 12″ x 3″ strips 3″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Danish Puff Recipe. This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!


Danish Puff Directions Dough:

• In a 3 quart pot mix butter and water together.
• Bring to a rolling boil.
• Remove from heat, add almond extract.
• Add flour and stir until smooth.
• Add 1 egg at a time, beating until smooth. (Do not over beat, your dough will be tough if you do)

Danish Puff Recipe. This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!


• Divide dough in half, spread half onto each crust.
• Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes.

Danish Puff Recipe. This recipe is quite old. My Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 30 years myself. This Danish Puff is easy to make and so delicious your family and guests will want more!


Danish Puff Directions Frosting:

• Allow pastry to cool.
• In a mixing bowl using a stand mixer combine butter and confectionery sugar, beat well.
• Add vanilla extract.
• Add between ¼ – ½ cup of Half and Half or Light Cream a little at a time. Check consistency. Of you want the frosting thicker, use less cream, if you want it thinner, add more cream. Beat until fluffy.
• Spread evenly over cooled pastry.
• Top with nuts or drained and cut maraschino cherries.

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Comments

  1. Super cool! I’ll have to make this for M’honey.. I bet he’ll love it.. I love old fashion recipes.. especially those passed down from our family.. Thanks for sharing yours!

  2. Now they look delicious I can almost taste them heheh!

    Have a doughtastic week 🙂

  3. OOOH – I have had something similiar… LOVE almond! Gonna try this one ASAP!!!

  4. Wow! That’s a bit of history in that recipe! Well done, it looks fantastic. If we are ever in Florida again, I’ll visit for a cup of coffee and a slice. 🙂

  5. NYCSingleMom says:

    This looks fantastic. Thanks for stopping by WW

  6. oh my that looks so yummy! and i am danish, i NEED to be making that! that old recipe card is great, been through years and years of use.

  7. Oh YUM!

  8. Looks delish!!

  9. I think this is the same recipe we have in our family only ours is called ‘Norwegian Puff’…delicious! So light and flakey but full of flavors! Thanks for sharing wonderful recipes like this, it’s what traditions are truly made of!

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