Monday, July 25, 2011

Palmiers or Elephant Ears

Continuing on from yesterdays post about what people will eat--I found an interesting article about the difference in taste buds between the sexes. Apparently women have more taste buds than men, hence women generally have a finer pallet. If we taste the more subtle flavours, that certainly explains the strange phenomenon of men drowning their meals in tomato sauce. Of course I generalise here but I have noticed this is a common occurrence. There can never be enough pizza topping, cheese or tomato sauce.
Anyway, I wanted to share that little scrap of interesting info before telling you about the recipe I'm about to post. Its a delicate little nibble. Called Palmiers or Elephant Ears most commonly, I believe these little pastry coils originate from France and are named after palm leaves. They are very simple, and delicious in that simplicity.  As always, I have added my own spin on these little treats with the addition of cinnamon.


1 sheet thawed puff pastry
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter, melted

Using a pastry brush, coat one side of the thawed pastry with melted butter. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and generously spread over the butter. Starting at one end, gently roll the pastry towards the middle. When you reach the middle, start rolling the pastry from the opposite end so the pastry rolls meet each other in the middle. Cut into 1cm discs and place on a lined tray. Lather with the leftover butter and place in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes until puffy and golden.


  1. oh yummo!! very easy might let the kids have a go of this one!! x

  2. yes its super easy! the kids would love it...i can see these working with hundreds and thousands too for the kids if they wanted to:)


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