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Makes 20-30

Addictively delicious little French pastries, made of puff pastry and sugar! They are sometimes also known as Elephant Ear Cookies.

puff pastry

* For step by step instructions please click HERE.

Roll the pastry out into a rectangular sheet of about 11"x10" and quarter inch thickness.

Sprinkle sugar all over the sheet, then press the sugar in gently first using your finger tips, then by running a rolling pin over the sheet to make sure the sugar is embedded into the pastry.

Turn the sheet over, and again, sprinkle sugar, press it in and roll gently over it with a rolling pin.

Now make a small inward fold of about 2 inches from the top of the sheet (the longer side of the rectangle). Then make another small inwards fold this time from the bottom of the sheet. Flatten the folds down with a rolling pin.

Again make another fold from the top and from the bottom, so that the top and bottom folds now meet at the center of the sheet. Sprinkle some more sugar over it then flatten with a rolling pin.

Finally fold through the center so that the top folds and the bottom folds are one on top of the other like a cylinder. Again, flatten the cylinder with a rolling pin.

Chill this cylinder of dough for about half an hour.

Remove the folded pastry and slice it into half inch strips.

Place these strips on a tray and chill them again for about 20 minutes.

In the meantime, preheat your oven at 180 C.

Line a tray with baking paper. Take a strip at a time and press them gently into a bowl of the remaining sugar, just to lightly coat each one. Then place them on the baking sheet, making sure to leave 1 and a half inches space between the strips as they will expand and flatten as they bake to form the palmier shape.

Once all are done, put the tray into the oven, bake for about 15 minutes. Check and turn them over, and bake again for another 5-10 minutes or until all the palmiers are golden and crispy.

Remove and place on a rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container.

Enjoy! :)



fauzia can u teach us how to make puff pastry

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InshaAllah will do in the future.


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Plain/All-purpose flour.

askm fauzia i hav 400gm puff pastry but i want 2try 1st with 200gm so can i cut it fr middle horizantally?if not how long i hav 2 roll with 400 gm pastry?

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W/Salaam, yes you can cut it in the middle horizontally.

assalam,does puff pastry means 'pate feuilleter'? thanks

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W/Salaam, that is correct.

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W/Salaam, try nakumatt in the refrigerated isles, or alternatively you can ask at any major bakeries, some stock puff pastry for sale in their freezers.

Assalamu Aleikum, can u plz tell me where i cn get puff pastry in Nairobi. Thnks

Assalamualaikum wrwb,

How many Palmiers does this dough make?

Are these to be kept in the centre shelf for baking?

JazakAllah Khair!:)

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W/Salaam, have actually never counted how many. And yes the middle shelf.

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Salmas sis.Can u tel me how to make puff pastry.Pls tel me .Coz I wud lik to do this .But I dont have puff pastry. Pls rply me.

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W/Salaam, sorry I do not have a puff pastry recipe posted yet.

salam aleikum sis!
how are you?
is it ok if i use sunbula puf pasrty?im staying in oman.

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W/Salaam, sorry I do not know of this puff pastry. Try with a small amount and see how the results turn out.

Aslm fauzia cn u plz show d step by step pic on hw 2 fold ds.. I'm nt able 2 get d rite shape

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W/Salaam, the step by step link is included in the recipe.

i bought puff pastery from market.. when it was a bock as sheets were not avilable, i cut pastery and roll out to make some croissants.. the uni puff melted in oven and turned out as ghee in the initial 5 mins.. wht to do now any help pls

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Did you preheat the oven? Could be the pastry was not a good quality. Try freezing the pies before baking them, that will help. Let them go into the HOT oven fully frozen.

Thanx a Lott fauzia .. Jazakallah khair

Hi Fauzia... would love to try this and many more recipes of puff pastrys... but donno how to make puff pastry... awaiting ur detailed recipe :) Thanking u in advance...