Thursday, February 12, 2009

Palmiers




Palmiers(palm-YAY) also called palm leaves or elephant ears cookie are made of puff pastry sheets sprinkled with sugar.These crispy,melt-in –the- mouth heart shaped cookies are just perfect with a hot cup of coffee.

These are similar to Britannia little hearts biscuits available in India.I never knew that these cookies are very simple to make until I stumbled upon this recipe in the epicurious website.
I made some variations.


Ingredients:

1 sheet – puff pastry (I used Pepperidge Farms brand)

1 cup – sugar

2tbsp – ghee

2 sheets – parchment paper


Method:

Thaw the puff pastry sheets for 45 minutes.

Preheat the oven at 400 degree F

In work surface sprinkle a little bit of flour.Roll the puff pastry to about 10 inches lengthwise.

Sprinkle the surface of the pastry with ½ cup of sugar.Now gently roll the sheet with a rolling pin.Then flip the pastry sheet.Now sprinkle the other side with ½ cup of sugar and roll the side gently.

Now mark(not cut) the center of the pastry sheet.

You will have 2 equal sides.Now start folding from the left side of the sheet into equal parts until you reach the center.

Then repeat the same procedure starting from the right side of the sheet.

Now you will have both the sides folded up to the center.

Finally fold both ends like you close a book.

Wrap the log in a plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 1 hr.

Then cut the log into ½ inch pieces.Line a cookie sheet with the parchment paper.

Now dip the top of the pieces in water and then dip in sugar.

Smear a little bit of ghee on top of each palmier for rich flavour.

Arrange them on the the cookie sheet with the cut side down,1 inch apart.Bake for 5minutes and then check whether the bottom of the cookies are slightly brown.

Then turn over the cookies and bake for another 4 minutes till the top is slightly caramelized.Keep on checking the cookies because they are easily burnt.
Here is the picture of step-by-step procedure for making the palmiers
Iam sending this to Bindiya's LOVE-HEART SHAPED FOODS event

3 comments:

bindiya said...

these look so professionally done Ramya!and yet are soooo easy, lovely entry!!

Divya Kudua said...

Looks so pretty:),just like little hearts:)

Ramya said...

They are like little hearts available in India and the best part is tehyr are soooo easy to make..
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