Heat oven to 350F. 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 & 1 C. water to rolling boil. Remove from heat & quickly stir in almond extract & 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 & brown. Cool. Frost with Confectioners' Sugar Glaze & 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 1 to 2 tbsp. warm water until smooth.