Palmiers

Since about a month ago, Alexander has been going to swimming lessons every Thursday. We both get in the water and splash around to songs and nursery rhymes. I learn the correct ways to hold him and rock his body to encourage kicking. He absolutely loves it, which is great!

What is also great about these swimming lessons is, Alexander gets so tired from all that splashing and kicking that he'll come home and go straight to bed and nap for a whole two hours...at least. Which leaves me with much loved 'me' time to do whatever I want - sleep, cook, read, watch TV and so on. Yesterday I decided to bake.
Palmiers are my new obsession. They're delightful on its own or with a cup of tea. So crunchy and crisp, with just the right amount of sweetness. I can never never ever stop at one. Can you?

Palmiers (makes ~18)

Ingredients

1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1/4 cup ranulated sugar
Ground cinnamon, to taste
1 egg, beaten

1. Gently roll out pastry.

2. Sprinkle half the sugar and cinnamon evenly in a single layer on the pastry.

3. Fold in the edges and then fold again to meet in the center.

4. Brush egg over the top of the pastry and then fold again.

5. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
6. Remove from freezer and trim the edges.

7. Slice into 1-cm pieces. Then dip into remaining sugar to coat on both sides.

8. Split the ends and place in baking tray, making sure to leave enough room for the palmiers to expand.

9. Place in 200 degrees celsius oven and bake for 8 minutes. Flip to other side and bake for another 8 minutes.

10. Remove from oven and cool on cooling rack.

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36 Responses to Palmiers

Tammy said...

What a delightful treat! They look lovely.

Toodles,
Tammy<3

kidgranny said...

Looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I have seen these in cookbooks so many times and I have always wanted to make them but it never seems to get on my to do list. Glad you are having so much fun at swim lessons.

Michelle said...

These look so delicious :)
Thats great you are having a bit more you time while bub is worn out!

Pamela RG said...

Looks so delicious Trishie. I would like to try some.

My Garden Diaries said...

That class sounds awesome! And these yummies look delicious and beautiful all at once! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Nicole xo

Catherine said...

A wonderful treat and I would not be able to eat just one either!! Blessings, Catherine

Emily Tang said...

looks so yummy ^^
MY-Emily

azurachan said...

Looks delicious... Isn't it great to have a "me time" even it just for awhile. ;)

Chantille Fleur said...

Yum!

oomph. said...

wow, you make making these look so easy!! i love these and cannot stop at just one!

Jay said...

Oh my goodness I've not seen a palmier for about 30 years! These take me way back to baking with my Grandma, who taught me everything about baking cakes! She used to just use the puff pastry and bake it in the palmier shape then, once cool, sandwich two together with jam and whipped double cream - a treat for the diet!
I love pastries and think I'd prefer sugar and cinnamon - I must try these.

Jay said...

Oops I meant to add - I love the sound of the swimming lesson, that takes me back about 10 years too!

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, I LOVED to read the fun time you and your baby have(^_^)v Makes me remember having sad time outside the pool while school girl during gymnastics class. Haha, I have a broken ear drum and prohibited swimming.

Palmier looks SO yummy♡♡♡ Yes, I also like the crunchy and crisp with sweet taste.

BTW; I must have missed the June's topic of the Floral Friday(^^;) If it is not too much trouble, would you send me E-mail about it?

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sharlynn Ng said...

Sooo lovely Trishie! I've been dying to make cinnamon rolls at home and then make apple sauce to go with them! This is so simple and yummy, I'd totally eat 5 at once! ^^

orchid Miyako said...

This is Orchid again♪♪♪
Thank you very much for the E-mail, I got the theme(*^_^*)

I DO appreciate your kindness and hosting;

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my friend in Australia, xoxo Miyako*

rooth said...

Gaahhh, so simple - I'm definitely making these

burntfeather said...

Ah I never knew these would be relatively simple to make - props to Alexander for giving you those productive two hours :)

Ananka said...

These certainly look tasty! I bet they smell delightful too :-D

Yan Bonifacio said...

Good for your sonn!swimming is a good exercise and it'd be nice for your son to learn swimming whil still young. :))
those breads look so yummy, <3

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a lovely way for you and Alexander to bond and what a lovely treat these palmiers must be!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Jane said...

i love the heart shapes! and so cute about alexander!

Anouka said...

So cool that you take him swimming! I love palmiers; yours look perfect.

jo said...

Hi Trishie, I never knew they're called palmiers. I thought they're "butterfly" cookies, so Chinese of me. Haha. They looked delicious!

xo Jo

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awwww how awesome. We totally need to put our girl in swimming classes one of these days. Maybe next summer.

These are darling. So cute. They scream, "Eat me with tea or coffee!" too. I love that.

Rose said...

Yummy! I love the sweet and salty palmiers.

Ooh, baby Alexander goes to swimming class. Wish we have those over here but I dont think we have any. But I could not wait to bring my baby for a swim when go back to hometown for a swim in a pool. In my residential area, we have a community swimming pool. :p

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those look so cute and tasty!

Kati said...

These look amazing, and so nice to hear that you two enjoy the swimming lessons!

-Kati

Tina Bradley said...

The swimming lessons sound fab! These treats look beyond yummy, Trishie! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

libys11 said...

looks yummy and easy to do!! :D

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akiko hiramatsu said...

Oh! So cute!!
This looks very delicious!

akiko


Sam said...

Thats so great that he is already having lessons. We call these horse shoe pastries here, its so yum! Thanks so much for stopping by...wishing you a productive week ahead!

Sharon D said...

Wow..these look yummy! And I like that it's easy to make. Mmm...now to look for the ingredients..

Lady of the Manor said...

LOVE using puff pastry!! Palmiers are so easy with it. I'm going to give your recipe a try!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Palmiers are one of those things that have been on my cooking bucket list for so long...and who knew they were so easy to make! I can't wait to try :)

Rosemary Nardone said...

I always eat this lovely pastries but never have made them myself. They seem pretty simple, I just may have to give it a try.

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