PALMIER

FRANCE

20TH CENTURY

 

OTHER NAMES: palm leaf cookies, elephant ear cookies, french hearts, shoe-soles or glasses, Schweineohren (in German), Palmeritas (in Spanish)

 

Palmier is the French word for palm tree, and the pastry gets its name from its resemblance to a palm leaf. [1] It is crispy and flaky with tastes of butter and caramelized sugar. It can also be savory. [2]

 

Although it is not documented who first came up with the recipe of Palmier, but many believe it is invented in the beginning of the 20th century France, suggested by the French name and its recipe.

 

Adopted from the Middle Eastern method of layering thin sheets of pastry called filo, French cuisine has puff pastry such as croissant. [3] Similar to the dough used for croissant, Palmiers are made from puff pastry without yeast.

 

Today Palmiers are common to enjoy with tea, coffee, and other beverages. Due to its simple recipe, there are many sweet and savory variations such as adding spices and filling. It is also a nice holiday season treat too.

 

BASIC INGREDIENT:

sugar, butter, Puff pastry (flour, cake flour, butter, salt, water)

 

Optional:

spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, or vanilla sugar

adding dark, milk, or white chocolate chips

filling like Cream cheese, whipped cream, and finely chopped fruits

Cinnamon Palmier before bake

Photo by themoonkeeper / CC BY

Savory Palmier with Bacon and Rosemary

Photo by manu_flickr_2010 / CC BY

Natural Nectar

Palmiers Cookies, 3.5 Ounce

Genesis of Cookies, 16"x20"

Poster that illustrates the origin of cookies with place & time of invention

Cookie Phone Case, black

(iphone 4-7, Samsung Galaxy S4-S7)

Fill your phone with cookies and discover their origin of place and time!

Alchemy of Tea, 16"x20"

Poster that illustrates the beauty of Tea Making

Evolution of Ice Cream, 16"x20"

Ice Cream first appeared in history around 5000 years ago, and how does it evolved over time until today?

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