Savor the delightful scent and crumbly texture of Cinnamon Palmiers through this wonderfully easy recipe! These French pastries are perfect for gatherings, afternoon teas, or just because you deserve a treat. Dive into the recipe to explore how a few basic ingredients can turn into fabulous delicacies.
Cinnamon Palmiers are not just reserved for special occasions. While they are popular around Christmas and other festive holidays, they can be enjoyed year-round. If you're a fan of delicate pastries, why not try our Lace Cookies recipe? They offer a contrasting crunch and can complement your selection of sweet treats.
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- Puff Pastry
See recipe card for quantities.
Mix and Roll
In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle this mixture on the counter and on the puff pastry, then roll out the dough. (15cm x 60cm rectangle)
Fold the Pastry
Trim the edges of the pastry and fold into six equal parts. Fold the extremities in carefully to create layers.
Press and Shape
Press the middle down with a rolling pin, then fold the pastry in half.
Cut and Preheat
Preheat the oven to 350°F, and cut the folded puff pastry into 1.5 cm slices.
Bake and Shape
Place the slices on a baking sheet and open them into a V shape. Bake for 15 minutes.
Flip and Finish
Flip the palmiers and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy your freshly baked Cinnamon Palmiers!
Hint: Make sure to generously sprinkle the cinnamon sugar both on and under the dough while rolling. This ensures an even distribution of flavors and prevents sticking. The precise folding technique is key to achieving the signature heart shape.
For a vegan version, use a plant-based puff pastry and substitute traditional sugar with organic, vegan-friendly sugar.
Experiment with different spices like cardamom or nutmeg for a unique twist. Adding a touch of orange zest can also elevate the flavor.
Making The Palmiers
- Mixing Bowls: To mix sugar and cinnamon together.
- Rolling Pin: To roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle.
- Knife: To trim the edges for a perfect rectangle.
Cut & Bake
Most Useful Equipment: Rolling Pin. You need it to get the dough to the right size and shape.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Avoid overcooking the palmiers. The sugar caramelizes quickly, so watch them closely to ensure that they are golden brown and not burned.
They are a type of French pastry made with puff pastry, sugar, and cinnamon.
Yes, pre-made puff pastry works well for this recipe.
Yes, they can be prepared and refrigerated before baking.
They pair well with tea, coffee, or a dessert wine.
It's best to freeze the unbaked folded pastries and bake fresh when needed.
They can be made vegan by using plant-based ingredients.
Yes, finely chopped nuts can be added for extra texture.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Absolutely, try with cardamom or nutmeg.
They are of French origin and are also known as elephant ears.
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750g Puff Pastry
6g - 8g Cinnamon
Making The Palmiers
- In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the counter and on your puff pastry
- Roll the dough in a 15cm x 60cm rectangle
- Keep adding sugar multiple times on and under the dough while rolling it out
- Trim the edges to get a perfect rectangle
- Fold the puff pastry into 6 equal parts
- Take the extremities and fold them in half to the middle
- Take your new extremities and fold them until they touch at the center
- Use your rolling pin to press the middle down
- Then fold in half
Cut & Bake
- Preheat the oven to 350 F°
- Meanwhile cut the folded puff pastry into 1,5 cm
- Place about 5 at a time on a baking sheet making sure they have enough space to puff up
- Open them up in a V shape
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Flip them and bake for another 15-20minutes
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
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- Ensure the puff pastry is properly thawed if using frozen.
- Avoid burning the sugar as it can create an unpleasant taste.