Cut 1/2 cup butter into 1 cup flour. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture;
mix with fork. Round into ball; divide in half. On ungreased baking sheet, pat each
half into a strip, 12 x 3 inches. Strips should be about 3 inches apart.
In medium saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil. Remove
from heat and quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup 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,
Bake about 60 minutes or until topping is crisp and brown. Cool. Frost with confectioners'
Sugar Glaze and sprinkle generously with nuts.
Confectioners' Sugar Glaze: Mix 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons
butter or margarine, softened, 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract or 1 1/2 teaspoons
vanilla extract and 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water until smooth.