Saturday, November 19, 2011

Herb and Cheese Palmiers

Last Christmas I tried a palmier appetizer recipe from Martha Stewart that turned out to be a great success. The first time I had a palmier was in Spain, and unlike most of the palmiers that I've had, these were savory instead of sweet.

I made them again a few weeks ago for a pot-luck party and had a lot of trouble keeping Tom away from them before we got to the party. These will be a great addition to any holiday party you may be going to over the next month. I wish I had remembered to take a photo of the finished product so you'll have to make due with the original one from the Martha Stewart website. 

1 package of thawed puff pastry sheets (found in the frozen section)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (like thyme, rosemary, sage, oregano) Dried herbs work as well.
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon water

1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Flour working surfaces and roll out pastry puffs into 10" x 16" squares.

 2. Brush olive oil onto the puff squares. Sprinkle with cheeses and mixed herbs (I didn't measure anything in this part so feel free to add as much or as little as you desire).

3. Fold the dough into thirds lengthwise (like you would fold a brochure). Cut the dough in half and place one half on top of the other. 

4. Crosswise, cut the dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices. 

5. Separate the slices of dough and roll palmiers into shape (either pinwheel or u-shape).

6. Combine the egg yolk and water in a small bowl. Brush the palmiers with egg mixture.
7. Place palmiers onto parchment paper to prevent the bottoms from burning, and bake until golden brown - about 25 minutes.

Palmiers are super tasty when served warm.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! I've made these for dinner parties before. They are delish!