In September, puff pastry was part of the Daring Bakers' Challenge. We were challenged to make vols-au-vent with the pastry. I felt like a REAL baker making a laminate dough(roll and fold) for the first time and felt that it was the gateway to bigger and better things! Fast forward to November when I was blog-hopping and landed on a tutorial for making French Palmiers(click). The blog was "Sprinkle Bakes," which has ended up being one of my very favorite blogs! Heather used store-bought puff pastry, but I realized that I had saved some of my homemade puff pastry in the freezer! I was so happy! I thawed it out and went to town! They were so dangerously good that I sent them all to work with my husband! Later that day I received a very appreciative email from one of his co-workers:)
Fast forward again to two days ago:) I decided to make another batch of palmiers since they kind of look like hearts.
Here is the dough after the first roll and fold. You do this step 6 times! Can you see the butter(1 pound) in there?
Once the dough is made(a bit labor intensive/time-consuming), the rest is easy. It involves rolling, slicing, and lots of sugar!
Mmmmm, I can't wait!
Can you see all of the layers? Buttery, crispy, sweet and chewy...all at once! Of course I sent some off with my husband, and shipped the rest to my sister:) ( I recently found out that palmiers are a favorite of hers.) They are now a favorite of mine too! Click HERE for the puff pastry recipe from my DB challenge post. Give it a go, you won't be sorry! :)
I will be on an airplane tomorrow to visit my daughter for a few days, so I probably won't be on the computer too much. My FIRST ORDER of business on my return will be to post about receiving the "Happy 101" award a few weeks ago!!! Arrrrgh, life is too busy!
Happy Valentine's Day!