This lovely pastry is sometimes called palm tree because of its shape. For me, I'm unsure it got the either elephant ears or palm leaves. I don't really mind how it is named because I've just felt in love with this amazing but so-easy-to-make sweet. And because of this recipe, I decided to cancel my yoga class, put on my apron and bake.
I suggest this recipe for your lazy summer tea. You will enjoy it as much as I do. Guarantee!
150 g ready-made puff pastry, rolled thinly and cut into a square
100 g sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
1. Mix the sugar and spice. Add the cinnamon to the sugar and mix them together.
2. Coat the pastry. Take the pastry and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the top. Then gently spread it out with your hands. Finally roll the rolling pin over the surface to press the sugar in completely. Turn the pastry over and do exactly the same thing on the other side.
3. Fold the pastry. Fold the longest sides of the pastry inwards by about 2cm, and flatten with the rolling pin. Fold both sides over once more, sprinkle again with cinnamon sugar and roll.
Lastly, fold the pastry up completely and roll the rolling pin over for the last time.
4. Slice the pastry. Cut the folded pastry into thin strips, making at least 20 individual palmiers. You can discard the untidy ends. Then turn them onto one side and place them on a tray.
Put the tray into the fridge and chill for 15 minutes.
5. Bake the palmiers. Remove the palmiers from the fridge and arrange them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Leave about 2 to 3cm between each one as they will expand and open up to form their 'palm like' shape. Don't leave too much space as they'll spread out too much. Then place the tray in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
6. Take the palmiers out of the oven, and transfer them to a plate to cool down.
makes 20 small palmiers
Lovely serve with tea or coffee at breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
I have been practicing my photography recently therefore this recipe got more fotos. I try to stick to the Simplificism concept. What do you think?
Everyday, I wake up and ask Steph if he's thinking about something to eat. Any food, any recipe. And the answer of all the time is ''surprise me!''. He always enjoys my baking no matter it's successful or not. Thanks for being my huge fan, love.