Monday, August 5, 2013

Palmiers / Elephant ears

I have always loved to have Little Heart biscuits. This is one thing that neither have I ever procrastinated my decision to buy and indulge in these crispy heart shaped cookies nor have they ever lasted to be stored to have later. Yes, I was addicted to them :).


Weekly grocery shopping calls in for a tour of the bakery section. All throughout the tour, my inner self would be yelling out to me - control Anupa, control ! But I have disobeyed many a times. One such time was when I fell for Palmiers. They reminded me of Little hearts (my weakness).




When I was done having them, my hunt for the recipe began. Was surprised how easy it is. Because I had some Homemade Puff Pastry stored in the refrigerator already. Made up a batch and they were lovely. This is how I made it.




Ingredients
  1. 1 sheet of Puff Pastry (click the link for the recipe)
  2. 1 tsp of Cinnamon powder
  3. 3-4 tbsp of sugar for filling
  4. Egg wash as required
  5. A bowl with 3-4 tbsp of sugar for coating



Method
  • Thaw the puff pastry(if using frozen puff pastry) and spread it on the counter top. Using a rolling pin roll it out lightly. Do not make it too thin.
  • Cut the sides of the puff pastry, so as to obtain a perfect rectangular shape.
  • Now spread the cinnamon powder and sugar(ingredient 3) uniformly over the puff pastry. 
  • Roll about an inch length of a shorter side of the rectangular puff pastry sheet. Continue rolling it halfway through center. Now roll the opposite side in the similar fashion untill the folded ends almost touch. Coat a layer of egg wash and then fold one side over the other and press it gently. 
  • Place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover it with a plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
  • Remove it from the refrigerator and slice out the roll in 1/4 inch thickness. Roll them in the sugar (ingredient 5). Place them about 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper such that the layers formed by the folds are facing up. Split the ends slightly and gently flatten the cookie with your thumb. Watch the video link given below for more clarity.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes and then flip them. Then continue baking for another 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it cool before you serve it.
Tips
  1. Thaw the puff pastry just enough for you to work with it. It should still be cold else they get sticky. 
  2. Don't mind the shape of my cookies. I did try to cut down butter in the puff pastry. But if you follow the same measure of ingredients in the puff pastry, its gonna turn out just fine.




Recipe Inspiration : Cooking with Alia


36 comments:

  1. wow..lovely biscuits..looks so yum...bookmarked ..I will try it for sure..clicks are so good ..

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    1. Thanks Gayathri :)... try it ...its really that simple if u have puff pastry handy

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  2. Anupa these looks so so cute.. lovely pictures too..:-)

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  3. Hey Anupa,Beautiful palmiers!!Don't remind me of little hearts!will die for them.Love the way u say lil tour of bakery section..I am just like you.
    This is such an easy biscuit right! Anytime I make it people ask me did u buy it from Costco? He hee..

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    1. he he :) yeah they r so wonderful for the least of the efforts put in them .

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  4. These look so cute.... the flavors r different than of Little hearts right, but luv munching them anytime... :)

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    1. yes Rafeeda...but they look as if from the same family :)

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  5. Palmier s looks so beautiful and easy to make ! Bookmarked..

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  6. me too...a big fan of little hearts biscuits!!Your palmier looks soo cute n yummy.....wanna munch it :)I saved ur recipe.....gonna try it...... :)

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  7. They look so good.Little hearts are addictive i don't blame you at all.

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    1. Thanks Princy... I just don't feel guilty of having them like I do for other bakery items :)

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  8. very very intersting and delicious biscuits... love the name...

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    1. Thanks Priya.... I guess they have other beautiful names too like butterfly cookies :D

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  9. I have always made palmiers with some savory filling.... cinnamon sugar sounds easy and yum... Loved it :)
    Shema | LifeScoops

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    1. Thanks Shema... Anything with cinnamon is loved by me too :)

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  10. This is my absolute favorite, i can munch them any time of the day. The palmier looks so good.

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  11. Wow Anupa... It looks yummy... Ur click is very classy...Did u make any change to ur blog? Its looking beautiful now...and I just noticed we both share same wall paper... :-)I find a lot of similarities between us as well...:-)

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    1. Thanks RItu :)... Nope I didn't make any change to the blog...the wallpaper had been there since the blog started... had been thinking of making changes but laziness is keeping me from doing so :P... Ahh.... another similarity apart from the icecream right... I feel , we may be related somehow who knows :) ....

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  12. Absolutely loved little hearts too, these look incredible. Can almost taste them!

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  13. I never tried making puff pastry from scratch though :)...got to try it one of these days. I love palmiers and cinnamon sugar ones are easy and tasty...Good one!!

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    1. Thanks Shibi :)... well making puff pastry is not tough ...pakshe menakede anne ...but after u make it there r so many options to play around with it...chicken puffs being my fav.

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  14. it must be good love to have it

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  15. love these sweet pastries...am a big fan for this snacks and love to munch any time...got to try sometime...love the name :Elephant ears...

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  16. so cute dear :)Palmiers is something very new for me.. Name itself sound so unique.. Elephant ears!! Love little hearts :) So I am sure I would love these as well !! Next time I go shopping, I am gonna try check for these cuties in the shop :)

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  17. Hw cute luking palmiers....lovely...
    MAHA

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  18. They look damn cute n perfect.. Awesome clicks too

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  19. so cute and love the clicks dear.happy to join ur blog

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  20. Elephant ears! interesting name and supercute biscuits! I am your new follower.

    Would be happy to have you on my blogs- http://manjuzkitchen.blogspot.in/
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    Thanks. Have a nice day!

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  21. Elephant ears is such a cute name. Very beautifully made.

    indugetscooking.blogspot.com

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