It snowed all day yesterday.
Heavy, wet stuff that melted at first and then accumulated.
We received about 6" on top of the slop
which amounted to .6" in the rain gauge.
The low temp last night was 25*.
I spent most of yesterday indoors sewing.
I made these stretchy headbands for the little girls using
girls' tights and made clip-on flowers from silk and cotton voile.
(I didn't cut my flowers as fussy as M. Stewart did)
They turned out quite springy.
This is my second time making this Dutch Almond Puff.
It is so delicious and feels very fancy, but it's easy to make.
I spread mine with apricot jam and then drizzled it with a glaze and sprinkled on nuts.
So good with coffee or tea.
I found the recipe on Bonnie's blog:
(Thank you, Bonnie!)
Danish Almond Puffs
Cut together until it resembles a coarse meal:
1/2 cup of butter
1 c. flour
Add 2 Tbsp. cold water
Mix into a dough. Then press into two 3x12 rectangles on an ungreased baking sheet.
1 c. water
1/2 c. butter
add 1 tsp. almond extract
Remove from heat and add:
1 c. flour
3 eggs one at a time beat them in.
Beat until smooth. Spread over the pastry rectangles and bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes. Combine: 2 c. powdered sugar, 4 Tbs. cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/8 tsp. salt. Beat the frosting until smooth. When the pastries are out of the oven spread jam down the middle. I use raspberry jam and caramel apple jam. The when cooled drizzle the frosting on. If you remember sprinkle with ground nuts.