My husband's family is Dutch and this is a recipe from the Netherlands that is a great tasting pastry using almond paste. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups almond paste
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 egg white, beaten
In a large bowl, cut cold butter or margarine into flour until the mixture has a crumb-like texture. Make a well in the center, add cold water. Mix together until the mixture forms a ball. Do not overmix. Chill dough.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (225 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
In a medium bowl, blend together almond paste, eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, almond extract and salt.
Divide dough in 4 parts, and roll into 15 inch strips. Place filling along the center of each long strip of dough. Roll up, and pinch the ends to seal. Place strips 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Brush with egg white, and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.