Mar 31, 2008

Palmiers(Little Heart Biscuits)

Palmiers are a traditional French pastry made from rich, buttery, and flaky dough, but not too sweet and crunchy without being too hard.It looks alike Britannia little hearts biscuit which we used to buy in India. Palmier (pal-mee-ay) is the French word for a palm tree and these cookies are said to resemble palm leaf. I adopted the recipe from Ina Graten's"barefootcontessa".I personally don’t like cinnamon flavor to dominant my cookies and so I replaced the cinnamon with powdered nuts (Almonds, cashews). Here we go with the recipe.


INGREDIENTS:

Puff pastry sheet – 1
Sugar – 1/2cup(or per taste)
Powdered nuts – 1/2cup

METHOD:


Thaw the puff pastry. In a bowl combine the almond and cashews powder, and sugar. Unfold 1 sheet of the pastry and sprinkle the powdered nut sugar over the top. Then gently spread it with hands and roll the rolling pin over the surface to press the sugar in completely. Repeat the same for the other side too.

Fold the longest side of the pastry inwards by about 2cm and flatten with the rolling pin. Fold both sides over one more, sprinkle again and roll. Lastly fold it completely and roll the rolling pin over for the last time. See here for the step-by-step method. Trim the ends with a knife.


Now cut the folded pastry into thin strips. Then turn them onto one side and chill in for 15 mins. Bake them for 7-8 minutes (time varies depending upon the oven) so it’s better to check them in between, as they tend to be brown very fast due to the sugar. Remove from the oven and turn the pastries over. Bake for 5-7 minutes more or until golden.Let it cool completely. Serve hot or at room temperature.


45 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Wow..Dhivya looks so pprofessional..Mouthwatering..Neengalum thaan kalakreenga dhivya..I love tthe brownish golden colour of the hhearts..They must have tasted ggreat..

Cham said...

Oh dear u r killing me with ur pastry dish. Palmier are perfect Dhiv :) Kandippa LA vantha nan ungalai phartu aganum, especially for those sweets....

KayKat said...

I could totally do with this snack right now :)

Laavanya said...

These look beautiful Dhivya.. I've made these too before and it was so easy and such a hit at home.

TBC said...

They look so pretty! And a lot like Little Hearts, as u said.
I'm not a big fan of cinnamon either.:)

Vani said...

Oh, nice Dhivya! Looks like a lot of effort and beautiful to look at too!

Hima said...

Girl you are tempting me with those lovely pictures.

ranji said...

even i make suagr biscuits from puff pastry!!!never made heart shapr though..neat idea!!:)..urs look gr8

Cilantro said...

I like them a lot. Thanks for the recipe.

A-kay said...

Wow... That is so easy to make.

Uma said...

Good good, Dhivya! So you proved you're a pro. Good job. Perfect Palmiers from Dhivya's Kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Palmiers are looking great.I came to know palmiers from Priyas /Sugar and spices blog.I tried and made party to all my college friends.You are rockin.Now iam seeing here.i will try your version 2.
Saritha

Meera said...

Awesome. Never thought of making those little hearts using puff pastry sheet. I have one pastry sheet, maybe i will try it soon. My little one probably will enjoy this. Thanks for sharing.

sowmya said...

wow dhivya...they are pretty...you rock again...

Rachel said...

good one...love the sugar coating..and it has browned well!

LG said...

They look yumm..looks like valentine's day is back on your blog with those cute lill hearts.

jayasree said...

Lovely hearts... Great job done. pics are good.

Mrs.Kannan said...

Div,I am frequently visiting your blog,but never saw your profile and today i saw you are 23 and you are cooking for a year:-0,It's great divya,from now i on i am calling you "CHEF".YOU ROCKS...i am missing FoodNetwork in India ...And yet to buy conventional,i wanted to give a try of Palmiers...

Madhavi said...

wow dhivya..biscuits looks so pretty and tempting, will try soon :))

Homecooked said...

Wow...these look really beautiful....exactly like the little hearts! I am sure they were delicious!

Saswati said...

hey dhivya those little hearts look gr8:)

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow Dhivya.I always love these biscuits.Nice way of showing.Good pictures

easycrafts said...

Mouthwatering and stunning

Seena said...

Div, I will just take a bite....................:)

Jayashree said...

Wow....i wouldn't have known you've used pastry sheets if you hadn't mentioned it....looks real good....just like Britannia's Little Hearts.

Purnima said...

Dhivya, these look very tempting and resemble the britannia's LH's too! Wow..thnks for the info..didn't know until now-Palmiers!

Rosie said...

wow dhivya you made Palmiers!! I haven't as yet made these myself but looking at yours I must very. very soon!! They look so stunning girl :D

Rosie x

kamala said...

Divya the palmiers looking beautiful.my little one is asking that hearts.sure i will try it soon

ANJALI J. said...

Thats amazing! they look tasty!

Vaishali said...

Dhivya, These are so darling! What a lovely recipe idea.

madhuram said...

SUPER SUPER SUPER!!! Looks perfectly delicious

Pravs said...

Awesome ! Baked biscuits looks perfect and tempting.

Archy said...

Wow.. Lovely Dhivya..
Little hearts from pastry sheet.. never thought of it!! Thank you for sharing.. Shall surely try this!!

Rina said...

Dear Dhivya,, these are really lovely hearts...now I can try to make them too. They look gr8. Your Mushroom Dosa look gr8 too.

Dhivya said...

Divya - yeah..tasted wonderful

Cham - kandippa vanga:))asathidalam

Kaykat and laavanya - thanks u so much for ur nice words

tbc - glad u like these

Vani - thanks dear

Hima - do u want me to parcel this one :)lol

Ranji - try this way..kids will love them

Cilantro -i too love them:)

Akay - Thanks for visiting my blog

Uma - thanks u uma

Ano - glad u like my version..do try this soon

Meera - love to hear ur feedback meera

Dhivya said...

Sowmya and rachel - thanks u girls

Lg - he he he yeah..V'day is back

jaya - thanks jaya

Mrs.kanana -glad u want to try this one:)and plz dont call me 'chef'...hmm so many wonderful chef's here than me

Madhavi - would love to hear ur feedback

Home - yeah..they tasted very good

saswati - taste great too:))

Pearl - thanks for visiting my blog

EC - thanks

Seena - sure,u can take them at anytime

Jaya - yeah..look like LH...thats y liked them a lot

Dhivya said...

Purni - do try this..u will like them for sure

Rosie - thanku dear

kamala -let me know how u liked them dear:)

Anjali and vaishali - thank u dears

madhu - thanks madhu :)

Pravs and archy - thanks for the comment

rina - glad u like my dosa too

SHUBHA said...

hi dhivya... this is such a nice recipe... i remeber eating the little heart biscuits back in india. Romba nalla blog. loved it.. do visit mine and give me ur comments..:)

Deena K said...

Hi, Blog is super.. Unga Blog pakkam podhu ennaku nakkula echil ooruthu.. Kumar officeku varumpodhu konchum "TO-GO" pannunga :-).

Richa said...

they look so pretty, that puff pastry is so versatile :)
thanks for dropping by sweetie!

srikar's kitchen said...

wow............ looks yummy.....great look

SHUBHA said...

Dhivya iam gonna try these biscuits today... hope u dont mind if i post it my blog.:) loved it.. will surely tell u my experience...:) u have some really innovative and simple ideas in ur blog.... just love it yaar...:)

Roopa said...

hey dhivs, nice looking biscuit, reminded me of the "Little Hearts" biscuits we got in India:)

Jichi said...

First time here.....looks yummy....will try it tomorrow and get back to you:)

Simplicity said...

wow, its looks very nice.
gonna try someday.