Farm to Table – Almond Puffs

Last Saturday, Kevin’s Uncle David brought his grandson, John out for a combine ride. When I see extended family who we do not see often it brings to mind the fond memories of family gatherings at Grandma Van Manen’s. Food plays such an important role in those memories. One of the favorites was Grandma’s Almond Puffs which I will share with you today. Ironically, my mother had requested that I make some Almond Puffs for her church coffee time the following day.
John Combine

Almond Puffs
1 cup water 1 stick butter
Bring to a boil.
Add 1 cup flour. Stir until it forms a ball. Let cool 5 minutes.
Add 3 eggs. Beat one egg at a time. Stir well. Add 1 tsp. almond extract.
Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. (I use the small Pampered Chef cookie scoop.) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and frost.

Frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar                                                     1 Tbsp. milk
1 Tbsp. butter, melted                                                      1 tsp. almond extract
(I usually double the frosting recipe.)
These freeze very well and thaw quickly. However, they rarely make it to the freezer!
Almond Puff 1Almond Puff 2
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Today was another fantastic fall day in central Iowa!! Praise the Lord!

Barrs Beans 2015

Today Jacob was entertained by the neighbor children as he combined beans.

Today Jacob was entertained by the neighbor children as he combined soybeans.


Hope everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful day!
Julie

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