Danish Puff Recipe

cut Danish pastry puff on brown plate surrounded by coffee cups and silverware on a marble background


This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself. This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.

Danish Puff Recipe

Notes:

• Toppings: either leave the Danish Puff Pastry with just the frosting, or use chopped or sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, or drain a few maraschino cherries, and dice them up fine. You can also mix and match the toppings (nuts + maraschino cherries works very well!)

• This does not keep well. It is best fresh to the next day (cover well if storing overnight). My best advice? Once cut, be prepared to eat the Danish Puff Pastry. And no, I have never made a half-recipe and neither has anyone else in my family – and believe me, this is a family favorite.

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 35 years. I think it may be time for me to rewrite that recipe card!

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Like I said, a family favorite!!

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 Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Danish Puff Ingredients for Crust:

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

Danish Puff Pastry 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 Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


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.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Separate into two balls.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Pat each ball into long 12″ x 3″ strips 3″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Danish Puff Directions Dough:

• In a 3 quart pot mix butter and water together.
• Bring to a rolling boil.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Remove from heat, add almond extract.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Add flour and stir until smooth.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Add 1 egg at a time, beating until smooth. (Do not over beat, your dough will be tough if you do)

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Divide dough in half, spread half onto each crust.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes.
• Allow pastry to cool.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Danish Puff Directions Frosting:

• 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.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Spread evenly over cooled pastry.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Top with nuts or drained and cut maraschino cherries.

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


• Slice into strips and serve.


Danish Puff Recipe

This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself. This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.

Prep Time:30 minutes
Cook time:1 hour
Total Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

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

Danish Puff Pastry Recipe. This delicious Danish Puff Pastry Recipe is quite old; my Grandmother made it for as long as I can remember, and I have been making it for over 35 years myself.  This simple to make puff pastry recipe is a fantastic coffee Danish to serve friends and family for dinner, breakfast, or get-togethers.


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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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