Short And Sweet. Palmiers.

LOL French Style.

My son and I made these Palmiers (elephant ears) for an assignment he had for French class.

If you use store bought puff pastry these are one of the easiest desserts around.

The Palmiers bake up sweet and crisp from the caramelized sugar. So yummy. Have some with a steaming pot of tea or alongside a bowl of ice cream.



Puff pastry (I used frozen which is just as good as any homemade I have ever tried…and EASY)
Granulated sugar


1. Thaw puff pastry dough according to package directions.

2. Preheat oven to 400°F.

3. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar over your work surface. Roll out the puff pastry to about 10 x 12 inches. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup of sugar over the dough.

4. Roll up the left vertical side inward, stopping in the middle of the dough. Roll up the right side of the dough. The two rolls should be meeting at the middle and touching. (Like a business letter). Press the two sides together gently and let the dough chill for at least 30 minutes.

5. Starting at one end, cut off pieces of the log, in slices about 1/2 inch in thickness. Lightly sprinkle sugar onto each side. Pinch and press the sides of the two rolls together to ensure that they don’t unroll during baking.

6. Place on large parchment lined baking sheets or a baking sheet lined with a Silpat. They will increase in size, so leave plenty of room between each cookie.

4 Set the tray in the middle of the oven. Bake for about 6 minutes or until the sugar has caramelized on the bottom.

5. Turn over and sprinkle with more sugar.

6. Bake 3 minutes more, until nicely caramelized. Cool on rack.

Makes about 18

Recipe from The Way To Cook by Julia Child

Here’s a short song going along with the French theme today.
Editors-French Disko

This next song is pretty sweet in a sexy kind of way.

“Behind cabin curtains
Let’s join the mile high club
I can’t wait anymore”

Air France-June Evenings

Check out Editors on the band’s Website, where you can buy their music and also learn about a few upcoming UK/European tour dates.

Learn more about Air France on Myspace. You can link to buy the band’s music here.


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Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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4 Responses to Short And Sweet. Palmiers.

  1. That song is almost a haiku. I still can’t believe you let your son wear a Red Sox shirt, though. You’re going to have your NYC citizenship revoked.

  2. These look absolutely awesome! I’m going to make these and melt some chocolate to dip them in!

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