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Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups sugar
1/8 tsp kosher salt
2 sheets Pepperidge Farm puff pastry, defrosted

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 450F.

Combine the sugar and kosher salt. Pour 1 cup of the sugar-salt mixture on a flat surface such as a wooden board or marble slab. Unfold the first sheet of puff pastry onto the sugar and pour 1/2 cup of the sugar mixture on top, spreading it evenly on the puff pastry. This is not about sprinkling, it's about an even covering of sugar. With a rolling pin, lightly roll the dough until it's a 13-inch square and the sugar is pressed into the puff pastry on top and bottom. Fold the sides of the square toward the center so they go halfway to the middle. Fold them again so the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then fold one half over the other half as though closing a book. You will have 6 layers. Slice the dough into 3/8-inch slices and place the slices cut side up, on baking sheets lined withparchment paper. Place the second sheet of pastry on the sugared board, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar mixture and continue as above.

There will be quite a bit of sugar left on the board. Slice and arrange on baking sheets lined with parchment.

Bake the cookies for 6 minutes, or until carmelized and brown on the bottom, then turn with a spatula and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until carmelized on the other side. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
40 - 45 cookies

 

 

 

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