Palmiers are French cookies made from puff pastry. After rolling out, the puff pastry is sprinkled with sugar, although you can also add cinnamon or dried fruit to it, and then the puff pastry is rolled from the opposite two ends towards the middle, at which point the ends come together to form ear-shaped cookies. The formed cookies are placed on a baking tray and baked until golden. After baking, the cookies are crunchy, and the sugar becomes slightly caramelized, which makes the cookies taste phenomenal.
These cookies require either a longer baking at a lower temperature or a shorter baking at a higher temperature. Puff pastry bakes better at a higher temperature, which is why I bake palmiers at 220 degrees Celsius. Palmiers are quick cookies that you can prepare in just over 20 minutes. They are perfect for dessert, served with a cup of coffee or just snacked away. I encourage you to check the following recipe for palmiers and I wish you a tasty meal.
Ingredients for palmiers.
- 300 g puff pastry
- 60 g crystal sugar
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
How to make palmiers.
Mix crystal sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Layer the cold puff pastry on the kitchen counter, thoroughly sprinkle it with the sugar-cinnamon mixture on both sides. Gently roll the pastry over with a rolling pin, so that the sprinkles stick to it as well as possible, then roll the pastry along its two long sides towards the center. You can roll the pastry up or fold it each time by two-centimeter wide strips, whichever is more convenient.
Next, cut the rolled pastry into pieces 1-1.5 centimetres wide each. Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper and put in the oven preheated to 220 degrees Celsius. Bake for 9 minutes, then carefully remove the tray from the oven and turn the cookies over. Put the tray back in the oven and continue baking for another 3-4 minutes.
Good to know when making palmiers.
After taking the puff pastry out of the fridge, I first sprinkle one side of it with sprinkles, roll it out lightly, then sprinkle the other side and roll it out again lightly.
You can replace the crystal sugar with brown sugar.
The amounts of ingredients given makes about 30 pieces of cookies, assuming that we form cookies with a width of one centimetre.
Watch the cookies as they bake in the oven. If they start to brown slightly earlier than after 9 minutes, turn them over beforehand.
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