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Old 03-20-2010, 10:41 PM   #1
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Trying this puff recipe

from all recipes but mine didn't puff up at all. I did stray from the original recipe because other reviewers agreed adding 3 eggs all at once was better. can anyone help me out? does this recipe look alright?

almond bars
1 cup butter 3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup almond paste
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 ounces sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk (reserve egg white), almond paste, and flavoring; beat until well blended. Stir in flour.
  2. Spread mixture in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Beat egg white (at room temperature) until foamy; brush over entire surface of dough, and sprinkle with almonds. Bake for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool thoroughly, and cut into 2 inch squares. Store in airtight containers.


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Old 03-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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There is nothing to make it "puff". You either need to beat your eggs in, or you need some leavening to make it puff up.

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Old 04-05-2010, 03:03 PM   #3
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I'll have to look at the recipe in All Recipes - the almond puffs recipes I have use a cream puff type dough, topped with an almond "filling" - only the cream puff dough puffs on that, and the almondy topping doesn't, but I don't see anything to make this "puff" at all. (The cream puff dough puffs from the eggs being beaten into the butter and flour over heat and then baked.)
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
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Creaming the butter and sugar is supposed to give you the 'puff'. Maybe you didn't beat them together enough.
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