Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nutty Danish Pastry With Caramel Frosting

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Nutty Danish Pastry
Step 1 1/2 cup butter
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons water
Cut 1/2 cup of butter (at refrigerator temperature) into 1 cup of flour until mixture resembles course meal. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water evenly over surface, and stir with a fork until all dry ingredients are moistened. Shape the mixture into 2 equal balls. Roll out each ball on an ungreased baking sheet and trim to make each a 12"x 3" rectangle.
Step 2
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine butter and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of flour all at once and reduce heat to low and cook, stirring vigorously until the mixture forms a ball and leaves the sides of the pan. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time to the slightly cooled mixture beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla . Spoon the mixture evenly over each pastry rectangle, spreading to edges. Bake the pasteries at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
Step 3
Spread each pastry with Caramel Frosting while warm, and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Caramel Frosting
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 ~ 2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cup sifted powder sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add brown sugar and cook 1 minute over low heat. Stir in remaining ingredients and beat with electric mixture until smooth (adding more milk if necessary) to make frosting a good spreading consistency. Lovely to enjoy with a cup of tea! Thanks for joining me on my blog and enjoy your Foodie Friday!


  1. These look not only yummy but easy! I may have to try them for afternoon coffee.

  2. Oh, for a crumb of this divine creation. It is just perfect for a fall dessert.

  3. OOOOOO, this looks delicious. I am ready for a cup of tea and a sweet treat!

  4. Well, this is perfect! I'm having a friend over for breakfast next week. Will have to put this on the menu!


  5. I need this RIGHT now-got the bug and I KNOW it would make me feel better!

  6. I just fixed myself a cup of I so need some of this to go along with it. It looks soooo good.

  7. This looks so yummy. The caramel icing makes it a perfect fall dessert.

  8. A nutty pastry and topped with Caramel Frosting too? Oh, I am in heaven!

  9. This sounds very doable. I'll have mine with strong black coffee please.
    I see mention of doing this blog for your grandmother. Do you do genealogy too?

  10. What a wonderfully easy treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. It will be put to good use. I hope you are having a terrific day.

  11. What a different recipe. It's going on my list of treats to try. . .soon. Thanks for sharing~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  12. My Dear Karen,
    Loved the pictures! Brought back good memories of my life in Chicago; yes, a little homesick!! Glad you enjoyed your trip and thanks for sharing it. You are a wonderful photographer.
    Bobi (dear mother-in-law)