January 19, 2010

Nutty Palmier



If you are into puff pastry and nuts, also if you are just like me, when you crave for some after-meal dessert, you simply want it right away, make these sweet butterflies. It only takes 20 minutes.

(makes a dozen)
Ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp honey maple syrup
2 tsp lemon juice

2 cups of chopped nuts of your choice (I used 1 cup each of pecan and walnut)
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted
2 tbsp granulated sugar for dusting


Directions:
In a small sauce pan, heat the water, sugar, male syrup and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then simmer under low heat for 10 mins. Set aside and let cool.

In a bowl combine the chopped nuts, pour the cooled syrup over the nuts. Stir gently to create a paste. Reserve some of the syrup to brush over the pastry sheets.
 

Place the first puff pastry sheet on a floured surface. Pour half of the nut paste mixture down the center of the puff pastry sheet. Use a spatula to spread evenly. Generously brush the bare parts of the pastry sheet with some of the reserved syrup.

Starting from the long side, roll the sheet towards the center. Do the same with the opposite side so they meet in the center. Brush with additional syrup to seal. Repeat process for the second sheet.

Sprinkle rolls with additional sugar, wrap in plastic, and place in the freezer for a few hours allowing it to firm up.

Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut each piece of frozen dough crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place each slice 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.


Bake for 7 mins then switch and rotate baking sheet and bake for an additional 5 mins.

Remove from oven, and let cool completely on wire racks.

23 comments:

Carol Egbert said...

Much more appealing than getting into the car to go to the bakery. Thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

Delicious nutty fun - fun to look at - better to eat!

Sook said...

Ah so pretty and delicious looking!! And it's so quick to fix! Yes! :)

janet said...

Those are so pretty and I just love nuts. Very Creative!!

TasteHongKong said...

I have just finished my dessert but still want to take these as well.

wasabi prime said...

Beautiful -- I've had these many times, but never made them, as they always looked so complicated. The straightforward recipe makes me feel like I could do it at home!

MaryMoh said...

Looks very nutty and crunchy. Great with coffee.

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow.these look so beautiful..they look like little hearts, Have shared an award with you dear..please accept.

steph said...

Those look great. I love quick and easy desserts.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Quick and easy desserts are great for me. And these looks seriously cute.

bonnie said...

Love these, nice pic.

pigpigscorner said...

These are gorgeous! They look so pretty!

Stacy said...

Those look so tasty and so pretty!

Kathleen said...

Those look yummy! I'd like to eat about a dozen right now!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I adore the simplicity of this recipe, and the elegance of the cookies!

Divina Pe said...

Looks fantastic. I am in need of after dinner sweets and this is the answer.

Laura said...

Those look delicious and nutty. fun to make as well:)

Anna said...

It looks very simple, I always thought puffy pastry was complicated desserts. It Looks amazing.

Cooking Rookie said...

Sounds crunchy and delicious! Love palmiers, but I think they should be called ears ;-)

Joy said...

MMM these look so good I think I may have to make these for my Pajama Rama I am having this weekend!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, these looks absolutely wonderful. I love this.

Gabriella said...

Dear Lululu, love that this only takes 20 minutes and looks fantastic! OMG! Incredible presentation. Loved your site, very professional. Photos were crisp and clear. Recipe was concise and easy to read. I shall be back for a bite of more.
Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Gaby
You can visit me at http://ptsaldari.posterous.com

Belinda @zomppa said...

Lululululu! These look AWESOME. So gorgeous - perfect with a cup of tea.