Palmier

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Palmier
Pastry
Palmeras de hojaldre 1.jpg
Alternative name(s):
Palm tree, elephant ear
Place of origin:
France
Region or state:
Languedoc-Roussillon
Main ingredient(s):
Puff pastry, butter, sugar
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Palmier
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Palmier
 
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Palmier
Pastry
Palmeras de hojaldre 1.jpg
Alternative name(s):
Palm tree, elephant ear
Place of origin:
France
Region or state:
Languedoc-Roussillon
Main ingredient(s):
Puff pastry, butter, sugar
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Palmier
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Palmier

A palm tree (French: palmier or cœur de France) or elephant ear[1] is a French, pastry in a palm shape or a butterfly shape, sometimes called palm leaves, elephant ears, french hearts, shoe-soles or glasses.

Palmiers are made from puff pastry, a laminated dough similar to the dough used for croissant, but without the yeast. Puff pastry is alternating layers of dough and softened, yet cold butter. The puff pastry is rolled out, coated with sugar, and then the two sides are rolled up together so that they meet in the middle, making a roll that is then cut into about 1/4" slices and baked. Usually it is rolled in sugar before baking. In the Puerto Rican version, it is topped with honey.

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