Sweet Almond Pastry

It was my dad’s birthday last week and I wanted to make something for him to celebrate the occasion.  He’s a breakfast kinda guy, especially breakfast baked goodies.  He’s also a huge fan of anything almond-y.  Do you remember my Almond Biscotti?  I made those with him in mind.  I’ve combined the best of both worlds and made him this sweet almond pastry. Sweet Almond Pastry Recipe (About 6 servings) Ingredients: 2 large eggs, divided per the directions 1 tablespoon water 6 ounces of almond paste (I used Solo.) 3 tablespoons white sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 puff pastry sheet, …

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Galaktoboureko (Greek Creamy Custard Pastry)

This post almost didn’t happen.  Galaktoboureko, or a creamy custard pastry, is my favorite Greek dessert of all time.  It’s my husband’s favorite too.  I figured it was high time to try to make it so I found a recipe, busted out the ingredients, and… well, let’s just say that the day ended in tears.  (By the way, that one is NOT this recipe).  I don’t know if I was more upset about throwing away most of the ingredients or all that time that I wasted.  I called my husband and told him that I was so annoyed and that I would never try …

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