Almond Puff Pastries

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My aunt usually gets us these almond paste pastries called Copenhagens. We loved them a lot and wanted to find a recipe that was similar but we couldn’t. I cheated a little because a true Copenhagen has a yeast based pastry and isn’t as flaky as puff pastry. Try this out and let me know what you think? I think its similar but not quite the same.

Prepare almond paste by combining the 4 egg yolks, 3 cups almond flour, 3/4 cup icing sugar and 4 tbsp of milk. Mix until everything is incorporated well. Set aside.


Roll out the puff pastry and cut into rectangles. I divided the prepared puff pastry into 4×4 rectangles. Portion out the almond pastry on every other one. Cut the other pastry with some slits so that you can make it look fancy. Place the pastry on top of the almond paste and fold the edges like a braid.

Coat the pastry with an egg wash. I used one egg and a little bit of water. Sprinkle some flaked almonds and bake in an oven at 350F. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the puff pastry is nice and golden. Take out of the oven to cool.

Make the almond glaze by combine 2 cups of icing sugar, 1/2 cup milk and 12 drops of almond extract. Stir until you get a nice glaze. If you need to add a bit more milk do it carefully.
Drizzle the almond glaze on the hot pastries and let it cool.

Enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • 1 package of premade puff pastry
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • Flaked almonds

Almond Glaze

  • 2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 drops of almond extract

Directions

  1. Prepare almond paste by combining the 4 egg yolks, 3 cups almond flour, 3/4 cup icing sugar and 4 tbsp of milk. Mix until everything is incorporated well. Set aside.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry and cut into rectangles. I divided the prepared puff pastry into 4×4 rectangles.
  3. Portion out the almond pastry on every other one.
  4. Cut the other pastry with some slits so that you can make it look fancy.
  5. Place the pastry on top of the almond paste and fold the edges like a braid.
  6. Coat the pastry with an egg wash. I used one egg and a little bit of water.
  7. Sprinkle some flaked almonds and bake in an oven at 350F.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the puff pastry is nice and golden.
  9. Take out of the oven to cool.
  10. Make the almond glaze by combine 2 cups of icing sugar, 1/2 cup milk and 12 drops of almond extract. Stir until you get a nice glaze. If you need to add a bit more milk do it carefully.
  11. Drizzle the almond glaze on the hot pastries and let it cool.
  12. Enjoy!!

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    Those do look tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  2. Monch Weller says:

    Now this is one pastry best paired with black coffee!

  3. It looks absolutely delicious! And that almond paste! There’s nothing better 😋

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