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Cream Puff Coffee Cake

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I make this all year round, but it is very pretty on a platter of other sweet rolls and coffee cakes.

Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 stick margarine
2 tablespons water
FILLING:
1 cup water
1 stick margarine
1 cup flour
3 eggs
1 teaspon almond flavoring
FROSTING:
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar (more or less)
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons melted butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon almond flavoring
Chopped nuts, if desired

Instructions

In a bowl, mix 1 cup flour, margarine and water as for pie crust. On a floured 15-1/2x12-inch baking baking (cookie) sheet, roll out the dough. Cut the dough down the center to make long strips. For the filling, bring the water and margarine to a boil. Add the eggs, one at at ime. Beat with an electric mixer, then add the almond flavoring. Spread atop the crust with a spoon. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes. Cool. For the frosting, mix powdered sugar, milk, margarine and almond flavoring. Add nuts, if using, and spread over cooled coffee cake. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and serve.

Judy DeBoever, Geneseo



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