It happens sometimes that we're going to have unexpected visitors and we might want to have something to offer them with the tea or coffee. Sometimes we can plan that in advance and we can spend hours baking for it, but other times we just can't plan that ahead, and that's when this recipe can come in handy. The best of it is that you can really get a delicious result with not much more than half an hour. And it's easy! How? Buying the puff pastry already made. The result is really good!
- 1 sheet of puff pastry (you can find that at the refrigerated displays of most supermarkets)
- White Sugar
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- Baking greaseproof paper
- 1 knife
- 1 roll pin
- Plastic wrap
- 1 oven tray
1. Cut the sheet of puff pastry square (sometimes they're round, so cut the sides to make it edgy). It's important that the shape of the dough is square to get the final shape of the palmiers. Sprinkle sugar on it, and run a roll pin on the pastry to get the sugar into the dough.
2. Roll both sides (the left and the right) of the square dough inwards, until they meet in the center of the square. It's important that both sides have the same size, approximately. Then wrap the dough with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for about 25-30 minutes to make it easier to manipulate. Preheat the over at 200°C (aprox 425°F).
3. Now it's time to cut the pastry. With a knife cut thin strips out of the folded dough. Place a baking paper on top of the oven tray and carefully arrange the cut pastries on it. Make sure that you leave enough separation between them, because the dough is going to expans a little.
4. Sprinkle some more sugar and the cinnamon over the pastries, and place them in the oven for around 15 minutes. When this time passes get the tray out and turn them to bake them a little on the other side if necessary. When they're baked carefully place them on a plate and let them cool down before serving.