03 November 2011

easy palmiers

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It's that time of year again.  Your life is hectic,  it's a freezing hell outside, AND you have to attend holiday parties, all the while avoiding a nasty flu.  I don't know about you, but I'm already exhausted thinking about it.

If you want to bring something impressive to a party but don't really have the time or energy to spend hours in your kitchen tonight after work, MAKE THESE.  They are practically fool proof and taste like sugary-cinnamon-buttery-flake-amazeness.  Furreals.


Recipe for Easy Palmiers
2 sheets frozen puff pastry
1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for finishing
4-6 tbsp cinnamon

You can make these extra special by making your own puff pastry.  I have done it both ways and while the two day puff pastry process is totally worth it, you can find great quality frozen stuff.  Word to the wise?  Get the kind with the fewest amount of ingredients.  Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have some great, inexpensive ones that won't leave you with preservative aftertaste.


Now, the fun part.  Just dust each sheet of puff pastry with cinnamon and sugar and roll each side until they meet in the middle.  Slice 1 1/2 inch sections and arrange them on a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat.  Make sure to keep some space in between because these suckers grow like junior high kids.  Bake at 400F for 12-15 minutes, flipping sometime around the 10 minute mark.  You want them to be golden, but not too dark.


I think these could be great made savory, too.  What do you do with puff pastry?  

2 comments:

  1. Looks as nice on the table as it taste too! Thanks for this wonderful Idea!

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  2. Hazelnut, you are the best.
    Aunt Met

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