French Palmiers

Show God’s love to your family and friends by sharing a French heart-shaped dessert with them. Served with coffee, tea, or milk, everyone will enjoy this light, crisp pastry baked to sugary perfection. And it takes two ingredients—puff pastry and granulated sugar—and a wee bit of time.

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I discovered Palmiers at a local bakery in Edison, WA, called the Breadfarm. But you can make them yourself. This recipe is from Taste of Home.

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Palmiers

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup sugar, divided
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

DIRECTIONS:

Sprinkle a surface with 1/4 cup sugar; unfold puff pastry sheet on surface. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Roll into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar to within 1/2 in. of edges. Lightly press into pastry.

With a knife, very lightly score a line widthwise across the middle of the pastry. Starting at one short side, roll up jelly-roll style, stopping at the score mark in the middle. Starting at the other side, roll up pastry jell-roll style to score mark. Cut into 3/8-in. slices.

Place cut side up 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle lightly with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake at 425° for 12 minutes. Turn pastries over and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake 5 minutes longer or until golden brown and glazed. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: About 2 dozen.

Some people like to substitute cinnamon sugar, but it’s entirely your choice. Have you heard of Palmiers? Tasted them? Baked them yourself? By all means, share what you know about making French pastries and  go share a Palmier with someone special!

Cheers,

Deb

*Note: This article appeared first on Stitches Thru Time Writers.

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