Last night we had our ninth home viewing! I needed a quick and easy recipe so I could make treats for the people who came to check out our house. Thanks to Facebook, my foodie friends came to the rescue with lots of ideas. I ended up choosing a treat I have wanted to make for a long time, sweet Palmiers. Puff pastry shaped into “palm” leaves or elephant ears. I started with this recipe and then, as usual, went off the foodie map.
You can do yourself a serious favour and just buy the puff pastry from the store. I had made my own puff pastry from scratch for this video and have had it preserved in my freezer for a special occasion. So when I made these, I used my own puff pastry and even after all that time in the freezer, it tasted absolutely fresh. Thank you FoodSaver!
Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix a little cinnamon into some raw sugar and sprinkle on a work surface. Cover with puff pastry sheet. Sprinkle more sugar and cinnamon evenly over pastry sheet. Roll out until quite thin and into a square shape with a rolling pin. Sprinkle with more sugar and cinnamon.
Fold in two opposite sides of the pastry sheet square so that the sides meet in the center.
Fold in same sides of the pastry again.
Fold one half of the pastry over the other. Cut pastry crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Dip each piece into sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Arrange cut side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake in batches in middle of oven until golden on bottom, about 10-12 minutes. Watch them, they darken quickly! Turn over and bake until golden on bottom, this only took a couple of minutes in my oven.
Now who could resist these smiling pastries?
Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
They were all gone after we came home from yet another dinner out! I will take that as a good sign. Reg and I are mowing through the rest of them, they are so delicious. I love how they shatter then melt in your mouth.
Such a simple recipe but brilliant which is why it is a classic. I am so glad I finally made my own sweet Palmiers and completely from scratch!
Debra She Who Seeks says
I love these! Sometimes they’re called Angel’s Wings too. How absolutely cool that yours were made from scratch, including the puff pastry.
Suzie Ridler says
Oh that’s appropriate too Debra, they do look like angel’s wings! Yes, these are very rare pastries because I probably will never make puff pastry from scratch again, LOL. My second batch of the pastries came out weird. I think chilling them before baking them would be a good idea, just to be safe.
Lynn Bozin says
I grew up in ridgewood New York and moved to Ohio in 1993. I remember a small bakery on fresh pond road just under the m train, made these beauties. Fond memories of my mom purchasing these for a treat for us kids on her way home from work. Now we’ll into my adulthood, I recalled these as angel wings. But everytime I go into a bakery and ask for them, I get other cookies. Thank you for sharing. These will definitely become a favorite in my home.