Almond Puff Pastry Braid

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Imagine a bear claw or an almond croissant. Now imagine that it’s braided into the design above. And that’s exactly what this is. It’s heavenly.

Contrary to appearance, it’s a total synch to make. The puff pastry does most of the work. You just make the filling, spread it on top, and then slice and fold to make the braid. It also bakes quickly so the smell of fresh pastry won’t torture you for too long before you get to enjoy.

I’ve become almond obsessed ever since living in France and tasting a Galette de Rois, King Cake. I wanted those same flavors without having to make my own croissant pastry and without the ceremony of the holiday galette. This is the perfect fix. It also makes everyone around you very happy.

It can be topped with a sweet icing or you can put a simple egg wash on for some shine. Either way, you’ll be so happy to have this around. Consider making it for a brunch, breakfast, tea time treat, or dessert. It’s perfect any time of day.

Almond Puff Pastry Braid snippet 1Almond Puff Pastry Braid snippet 2

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