You can easily make palmier pastry with quick puff pastry. These crunchy palmiers are so delicious with simple ingredients!  

Palmier Pastry in a row.

It is so good to know that I can make quick puffy pastry in 15 minutes without compromising any flavor. When I want to eat crunchy palmiers,  I only need quick puff pastry and sugar. That’s all!

Just roll out the puff pastry on a sugar-coated work surface, fold the top and bottom to the center, let it rest 30 minutes in the freezer, cut into slices and bake.  There you go: You have your palmiers.

Palmiers are also called French hearts or elephant ears.

If you don’ t have puff pastry in the freezer you can make quick puff pastry in 15 minutes.  You can let the pastry cool in the freezer for 30 minutes and then start making the palmiers.

How to Make Sugar Palmiers

First, I make my quick puff pastry. After I keep it in the freezer for 30 minutes, I start making the palmiers.

I coat the work surface with half of the sugar and roll out quick puff pastry into almost 12*10 inches (30*25cm) rectangle. Long side stays in front of me.  Then, I cover the top with the remaining sugar and I use my rolling pin to roll the sugar into the dough. I cut from the bottom and the sides if needed to make a nice rectangle.

Steps of Making Palmiers Pastry with Quick Puff Pastry: Quick puff pastry in the first picture, rolled out dough with sugar sprinkled on top in the second picture, rolling pin over the dough in the third picture. I fold almost  1,75 inches (4,5 cm) from the top edge, and 1,75 inches (4,5 cm )from the bottom edge. Later, I fold 1,75 (4,5cm) from the top and bottom again.  Shortly,  I fold two times from the top, two times from the bottom equally until they meet almost in the center.

Steps of Making Palmiers Recipe with Quick Puff Pastry: Folding the dough from 2 sides.

There will be a little gap in the middle, so when you fold the side over another they meet each other.  

Folding the side of the dough over another.

I let it rest in the freezer for 30 minutes or until very cold.  Then I cut into 0.4inch (1cm) thick slices and place them on the baking sheet, at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart as they spread during baking.  

Sliced unbaked palmier dough on the baking sheet.

I bake them for 7 minutes until caramelized on the bottom and flip the palmiers over and bake for an additional 7 minutes or until they are golden brown.  Enjoy!

Sugar palmiers

 

 

Palmier Pastry with Quick Puff Pastry
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Resting time
1 hr
Total Time
39 mins
 

You can make your palmier pastry easily with quick puff pastry!

Course: Cookies
Cuisine: French
Keyword: French hearts, how to make palmiers, palmier pastry recipe
Servings: 26 palmiers
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
  • 1 recipe-330 grams Quick Puff Pastry*
  • 105 g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Make 1 recipe quick puff pastry.  Keep in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  2. Remove the puff pastry from the freezer.  Coat the work surface with half of the sugar and roll out the dough into almost 12*10 inch (30*25cm) rectangle. Let the long side stays in front of you. Cover the top of the dough with the remaining sugar and use your rolling pin to stick the sugar to the dough. Fold almost 1,75 inches (4,5cm) from the top edge and the bottom edge. Repeat this step. Shortly, fold two times from the top edge and two times from the bottom edge equally until they almost meet in the center. Then fold one side over another.

  3. Let the dough rest in the freezer for 30 minutes or until very cold.

  4. Preheat the oven to 390°F(200C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  5. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut into 0.4inch (1cm) thick slices. Place them on the baking sheet, at least about 2 inches (5cm) apart as they will spread during baking. Bake them for 7 minutes or until caramelized on the bottom and flip the palmiers over and bake for an additional 7 minutes or until they are golden brown. 

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for the quick puff pastry recipe.

The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.

Update Notes: I originally published this post on Jan 25, 2017.  Today I republish with new photos.

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