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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Cream Palmiers



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Cream Palmiers . . . tasty little bites of fluffy crisp buttery pastry, filled with a soft cloud of sweetened whipped cream and sticky sweet strawberry jam. Kind of like a de-constructed jam tart . . . with puff pastry . . . and CREAM. A delicious teatime treat.



The only down side is they all have to be eaten on the day they are filled . . . so NOT a problem!



*Cream Palmiers*
Makes 8
Printable Recipe

Absolutely delightful on the tea tray!

225g (1/2 pound) of all butter puff pastry
1 1/2 ounces granulated sugar (a scant 1/4 cup)
1 TBS icing sugar, sifted
400ml of double cream (1 3/4 cups)
a few drops of vanilla
2 TBS strawberry jam

Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7. Slightly dampen a baking tray. Set aside.

Dust the work surface with half of the sugar. Roll the pastry out on the sugared surface to a rectangle 10 by 12 inches in size. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining half of the sugar. Gently press the sugar in with a rolling pin. Starting at the short sides, roll the pastry towards the middle from both edges into the centre until they meet. Press together gently. Cut across the rolls into 16 slices. Place onto the baking tray. Press down to flatten slightly.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes until crisp and golden, turning them over halfway through the baking time so that they caramelize equally on both sides. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Whip the cream along with the icing sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Sandwich together pairs of the palmiers with some of the whipped cream and some of the jam. Serve immediately.

8 comments:

  1. Marie
    I need to stop eating so many scrumptious things but every time I visit your blog there is something else that makes my mouth water, I think I will have to start just baking at weekends, these look so yummy, they are on my list

    Wendi x

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  2. You have succeeded..very often you make me want to get up and bake:)

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  3. Ohh these look so scrumptious! delicious :))
    Mary x

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  4. What a lovely, simple bite of goodness. Although do I really need to try this? My taste buds say "Yes!" but my waistline is saying "No!" Ah... why not. Just this once :-)

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  5. This looks so good!!!! Will give it a try... no matter what my waistline tells me!!LOL!!!!

    Thank you for helping us explore our kitchens more!!!!!

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  6. Could I make and bake the pastry one day then fill the next when they will be eaten?

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    1. Absolutely Amelia! That is usually what I do! xoxo

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