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Ingredients

PASTRY:
1 stick margarine
1-1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cold water

FILLING:
1 stick margarine
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon almond flavor extract
3 eggs

FROSTING:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chopped nuts

Instructions

PASTRY:

Melt margarine. Add flour and mix. Add cold water and mix. Separate into two balls. Spread dough on a greased 17x12-inch cookie sheet with hands (no rolling pin), until you have two 12x3-inch pieces

FILLING:

Cook margarine and water to a rolling boil. Take off heat and add flour and almond flavoring. Place back on heat and stir constantly until mixture forms a ball. Take off heat. Add eggs all at once. Beat until smooth and glossy. Spread evenly over first mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Cool. Frost.

FROSTING:

For frosting: Blend powdered sugar, water, vanilla until desired consistency is reached. Frost cooled pastry and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Junetta Findlay
Rock Island



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