An effortless french classic that is simple, yet elegant and highly delectable.
These little pastries are so quick to make, require minimal ingredients and always look very attractive.
Be sure to find a good puff pastry if you're going to buy it ready made, some store bought ones contain all kinds of ingredients that needn't be there, so look for a good brand.
I love these for breakfast with my morning coffee and they also make a great dessert.
There are various ways to shape the palmiers, I just like the heart shaped ones.
These are very addictive, you have been warned! :)
You will only need....
- Puff pastry
- Granulated white sugar
- Parchment paper
Your puff pastry should measure about 10 X 12 inches.
Sprinkle granulated sugar all over your work surface and press the bottom of the puff pastry onto it so that the sugar sticks.
Coat the top layer in sugar as well and press firmly.
Make sure the longer length of the puff pastry is facing you. Begin to shape the pastry, firstly by folding each side into the center.
Then fold each side into the center of the pastry again.
Then roll one side of the pastry on top of the other. Sprinkle again with sugar.
Cover this pastry roll in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Take the roll out of the fridge and begin to cut approximately 1 1/2 inch slices all the way down the roll.
Place each palmier on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle each one with a little more sugar.
Bake them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown and caramelized.