Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On the first day of Yule...Palmiers

If you are posh these are called Palmiers...if not they are called Elephants Ears


Palmiers

These are seriously easy to make and taste delicious.

200g granulated sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted

1) Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas mark 8.

2) Combine the sugar and salt. Pour 200g of sugar/salt mixture on a flat surface such as wooden board or marble. Unfold each sheet of puff pastry onto the sugar and pour 100g of the sugar mixture on top, spreading it evenly on the puff pastry. This is not about sprinkling, it's about an even covering of sugar. With a rolling pin, roll the dough until it's 33 by 33cm square and the sugar is pressed into the puff pastry on top and bottom. Fold the sides of the square towards the center so they go halfway to the middle. Fold them again so the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then fold 1 half over the other half as though closing a book. You will have 6 layers. Slicethe dough into 1cm slices and place the slices, cut side up, on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place the second sheet of pastry on the sugared board, sprinkle with the remaining 100g of sugar mixture, and continue as above. (There will be quite a bit of sugar left over on the board.) Slice and arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment.

3) Bake the cookies for 6 minutes until caramelized and brown on the bottom, then turn with a spatula and bake another 3 to 5 minutes, until caramelized on the other side. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.



Recipe - Ina Garten

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