1 can (12 ounces) raspberry cake and pastry filling
Sliced almonds, toasted (optional)
Shredded coconut (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
Combine 2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add liquids to flour mixture and beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 1 minute. Add eggs and continue to beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead 8 to 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Cover and let dough rest 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 12-inch square. Spread 1/2 of raspberry filling on half of each square. Fold top half of square over onto filling. Cut into 1-inch strips. Twist and place on greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Cover and let rise until double, about 1 hour. Bake 15 to 20 minutes at 350°F. Cool 15 minutes on a wire rack and drizzle with frosting. Garnish with sliced almonds and shredded coconut, if desired.
For frosting, combine powdered sugar, milk and almond extract until smooth and of desired consistency.