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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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