So, there you have it, today is almond puff loaf day, a holiday recipe on my list since Thanksgiving that never made it to the top of the list. Some other things, like special Christmas cookies, pies, cakes or breads took short cuts to the front of the line, I'm sure. But, finally almond puff loaf moved into first position on the top of my list. I was so happy that this day had arrived that I used both apricot and raspberry jam on my loafs, plus extra toasted sliced almonds on top and extra icing. This recipe is one of King Arthur Flour baking challenge recipes and that's how I found it, tried it and put it on my holiday baking list. I love this almond puff loaf recipe because it's the closest thing to a homemade Danish with jam I can think of that is so much easier and quicker to make than the traditional Danish pastry, ps also so much better than store bought Danish pastry. This recipe has a few steps and takes a little bit of time but it's so worth it even in January, after the holidays.
makes 2 loaves