Palmier (uk) | Mademoiselle Desserts

 

THE AUTHENTIC PALMIER
palmier
A must have of pastry chefs
and bakers;
this crisp,
tasty biscuit is well known everywhere.

Also called “Heart of France” or “Prussien”, the palmier is a type of puff pastry dessert.
The palmier’s origins are unclear. It was perhaps invented at the beginning of the 20th century in France. Its rounded shape reminding of a heart but in no way connected to Valentine’s Day! Rather, the shape is inspired by a palm frond.
Palmiers are found all around the world. They are sometimes referred to as “ears”; in Mexico they are called “orejas”; in Germany, “Schweineohren”; and in the USA, elephant ears. In Asia they are known as butterflies! In Puerto Rico they are dipped in honey.

OUR LITTLE SECRET
palmier detail

These pastries are very simple to pre- pare with a puff pastry dough containing no less than 30% butter. Palmiers are then generously dusted with icing sugar.
When baked, they take on a lovely amber colour and their edges become delicately caramelised.
Because an all butter dough is used, the initially crunchy crust yields to a creamy texture in the mouth. Here and there, grains of sugar that haven’t been caramelised add crunch to every bite.

Palmiers can be enjoyed at any moment of the day; they are perfect on the go and work well with tea or coffee. In miniature version, they can be added to ice cream and all types of pastry.

palmier portrait

“ Crispy, lightly caramelised and light-tasting,
palmiers will be a hit with the whole family
most of all kids, who will be licking their fingers!
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