Danish Puff

Danish Puff

  • 20 Minutes Prep1 Hour 20 Minutes Total
  • 10 Servings
  • 380 Calories per Serving
You can serve this double-textured pastry as a bread or dessert. What an elegant addition to a brunch buffet table!

Ingredient List


  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs

Creamy Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water or milk
  • Chopped nuts


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place 1 cup flour in medium bowl. Cut in 1/2 cup softened butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; toss with fork.
  2. Gather pastry into a ball; divide in half. Pat each half into 12x3-inch rectangle, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil; remove from heat. Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.
  4. Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. In medium bowl, mix all glaze ingredients except nuts until smooth and spreadable. Spread over top of pastry; sprinkle with nuts.


  • Danish pastry originated when the Danes added sweet fillings to Austrian pastry. The result--a crispy, golden puff with a luscious, surprise filling--earned praise even from the Austrians!
  • Balance the sweet almond flavor by serving with a small bowl of lemon curd garnished with mint.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 23g 36%, Saturated Fat 14g 68%, Cholesterol 120mg 40%, Sodium 170mg 7%, Potassium 60mg 2%, Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 8%, Vitamin D 6%, Vitamin E 6%, Thiamin 15%, Riboflavin 15%, Niacin 8%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 10%, Vitamin B12 4%, Pantothenic Acid 4%, Phosphorus 6%, Magnesium 2%, Zinc 2%, Selenium 20%, Copper 2%, Manganese 10%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 380, Calories from Fat 210, Trans Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 18g, Protein 5g, Beta-Carotene 2%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 2 1/2, Starch 1 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 4 1/2, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 2oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 5tsp