Monday, April 8, 2013

Palmiers

Gentle Friends as usual I got a wild hair about baking something and thought to myself - "hey, self... you like palmiers so why not make some."  So I spent about a millisecond on the Internet and found Ina Garten's super easy recipe for them.  Don't you just love Ina, we do at our house.  And, when she came to SF for a book signing you couldn't stir the crowd with a stick there were so many fans there!!  But, back to the cookie...

So, I hauled it to the store and picked up some puff pastry (that's all there is to this) I already had the sugar - It comes frozen so I let it thaw out over night and made up a double batch of them yesterday.  Here's some snaps....


... after rolling out the puff pastry on sugar and covering with sugar I sliced off pieces and they look kind of sad all pale and anemic on the baking sheet.


After about 2/3's of the baking time in the oven you flip them over to caramelize the sugar on the other side.... yes, they do stick to the flipper!!  I found that tongs worked lots better to flip them.

After cooling off here they are - all crunchy deliciousness!!  They go great with a cup of coffee.  You can add a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to jazz them up a bit or use Parmesan cheese instead of sugar for savory palmiers.  You just can't beat a super easy cookie like these !! 

That's about it for today sports fans - thanks again for stopping by, do stop again!

Take care,
edgar

19 comments:

Julie said...

Yummy! the cheese ones sounds delicious

Terri said...

These sound wonderful! Thanks for posting the link!

Anonymous said...

Hello Edgar,
do you know, how we say here in Germany to "palmiers" ?
We call them "Schweineohren", this means "pig ears".

Have a fine day !
Beate

riona said...

They look wonderful ... I had no idea it could be so easy ... I must make some myself.

Maggie O said...

Oh those look tasty...something I can handle, maybe! Worth a try.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

OMG, you are one of the few people I know that even know of Palmiers! I'm printing off this recipe right now. I usually have to go to a specialty store to get these wonderful treats. Makes my mouth water just looking at them. Have a great week!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: I just want to marry you, sorry Rico, I wish you lived closer and I would hire you to bake for me.
Hugs
Catherine

CalamityJr said...

I was hungry before, but now... these look delicious!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yum!

cucki said...

aww yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Delana@dujour said...

Bad boy! I love these things. I once spent a week doing a Palmiers test of all the patisseries ( okay not all, but close!) in Aix en Provence. It was a wonderful week. My favorite was a very thin, caramelized, crispy, perfect, oh-so-lovely palmiere made at...oh no! I've forgotten! I'm either going to have to start all over again... or make my own. Thanks Edgar.

marly said...

We used to have Barry's Bakery French Twists here but no longer. So now I slice and twist the pastry adding cinnamon sugar and these look just as easy and probably the same, only curly cute! Well, guess what I'm baking tonight, thank you very much.

Margaret said...

Oh fantastic! You're making me hungry......

Katherine said...

OMG! Don't you just love them?!

Deborah said...

Those look great! I may just try making them.

Cathie J said...

These are not going to be good for the diet. They look like they came from a bakery! Yum!

Jodi S said...

These look absolutely yummy!

Marie said...

Ina Garten recipes are by far some of the BEST. Her cook books are my favorite. You baked treats look delicious, I must try that recipe....thanks!

Kevin said...

Those look delicious! And seem pretty easy with the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry. These are going to be a must for this weekend. Thanks for sharing!