Easy peasy palmiers

Spread the fillings nice and thick

Spread the fillings nice and thick

One of the easiest recipes you can make!

Last week I was lucky enough to go to an awards ceremony with work which meant staying away overnight. I had a great laugh with some lovely ladies, but was very aware all week that I also had one of my best friends and her new man coming to dinner the night after. So I knew I was going to have to do something easy. Instead of a proper starter I decided to make some palmiers.

They only took me 5 minutes to prep and then I could serve the lovely hot pastries with our bubbles.

You’ll need:

One pack of ready rolled puff pastry
A jar of wholegrain mustard
A jar of chilli pesto
Block of parmesan
One small egg beaten
Two baking sheets
Turn on your oven to 180c fan or 200c standard.

To make:

  • Roll out the puff pastry from the packet (always take it out of the fridge about 15 minutes before use) leave it on the grease proof paper it came with and then cut it in half lengthways.
  • Take a good dollop of mustard and smear it all over one half of the pastry. Now do the same with the chilli pesto. Make sure both sides are covered with their fillings.
  • Grate the block of parmesan over each of the pieces of pastry giving them a good covering.
  • Next up you need to carefully take one of the long edges of pastry and fold it into the middle and then do the same with the other side. Keep doing this until the sides meet in the middle then do it all again with the other piece of pastry.
  • Now if you carefully move your pastry ‘sausages’ over onto one side of the grease proof paper you can cut it in half to line your baking sheets.
  • Now cut each sausage into small disks, don’t worry if they go a bit misshapen when you do this it won’t matter when they cook.
  • Once they are all ready give them a quick glaze with the egg and put them in the oven for about 15/18 minutes, keep an eye on them as all ovens vary.

Palmiers can be made with pretty much anything you have in the fridge, you could even make some with chocolate spread for a teatime treat!

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