Preparation / Directions:
Chopped nuts Confectioners' Sugar Glaze (below)
Heat oven to 350. Cut 1/2 C. butter into 1 C. flour. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. water over mixture; mix with fork. Round into ball; divide in half. On ungreased baking sheet, pat each half into a strip, 12 by 3 inches. Strips should be about 3 inches apart.
In medium saucepan, heat 1/2 C. butter and 1 C. water to rolling boil. Remove from heat and quickly stir in almond extract and 1 C. flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, all at one time, until smooth. Divide in half; spread each half evenly over strips, covering completely. Bake about 60 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown. Cool. Frost with Confectioners' Sugar Glaze and sprinkle generously with nuts. 10 to 12 servings
CONFECTIONERS' SUGAR GLAZE
Mix 1 1/2 C. confectioners' sugar, 2 tbsp. butter,(softened), 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract or 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla and 1 to 2 tbsp. warm water until