Monday, February 13, 2012

Coconut Palmier Hearts

Coconut Palmier Hearts

On a previous post, I mentioned that I made these coconut palmiers for a family get-together and they absolutely loved it. Well, I'm finally sharing the quick and easy recipe with you.  And I'm also going to show you how to make them into these cute little hearts.  They're just perfect for Valentine's Day!

Coconut Palmier Hearts
Makes about 32 cookies
Allergy note: contains wheat
a package of ready-made puff pastry dough (found in the frozen food section in most supermarkets)
granulated sugar
sweetened flaked coconut

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Let the puff pastry thaw at room temperature. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

puff pastry

Take one sheet of puff pastry and unfold it. Generously sprinkle it with granulated sugar.

sugar

Then generously sprinkle it with flaked coconut.

coconut

Tightly roll each side of the puff pastry toward the center. Press the two sides together then sprinkle the log of puff pastry with sugar. Repeat the process with the second sheet of puff pastry.

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Using a sharp knife, slice the log into 16 pieces, about 1/4 inches thick. Transfer onto prepared baking sheet and space them 2 inches apart.

palmier dough

Pinch together about 1/2 inch of dough, right below where the two rolls meet. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

pinch dough

Remove from the oven and, using an off-set spatula, carefully flip the cookies.  Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.

turn over

Carefully transfer onto a cooling rack. Let the palmiers completely cool before serving.

Coconut palmiers

Here's a few serving suggestions for Valentine's Day:

1. Drizzle them with melted chocolate and enjoy them with some coffee.

2. Serve it to accompany a scoop of ice cream.

3. Make a napoleon; spread or pipe some pastry cream in between two palmier hearts and spread some icing on top. (for an egg-free alternative, you can use instant vanilla pudding, you can use coconut milk to make it dairy free)

Have a great Valentine's Day!

14 comments:

Ayşe said...

amazing!

Nisha said...

So pretty!!

Zo @ Two Spoons said...

Yum, love palmiers and they would be so great with coconut! Why had I not thought of that before?!

Also, great to find another NZ food blogger :) Hai!

simple baking said...

thanx for sharing! they really look awesome

Angie's Recipes said...

Really mouthwatering! A perfect afternoon tea snack.

julia { see you in the morning } said...

suuuper awesome. i like your style

Turmericnspice said...

when i saw the pix - cld never think that this is simple....but it is , u r right !! love it !! have to bookmark this !!

Misbah said...

very pretty. thanks for shareing :)

Tracy @ Daily Deal Blog said...

A great recipe and easy to prepare. Looks delicious!

Shannon said...

I love palmiers. They are so simple and yet look so elegant. I have been working on making my own puff pastry. It just takes so much Earth Balance!

BertiesBakery said...

Just found your blog! LOVE it!

... also, it's actually cruel to post pictures of the Chocolate Wasted Cake, when your readers can't immediately EAT it!! thanks for sharing :)

KonstantKraver said...

Yum those look amazing!

Anonymous said...

nice idea..thanks for sharing....

Anonymous said...

Awesome! 3rd batch in the oven as I type. 2.5 year old helped, super tasty and so simple. Good for my niece who has egg and nut allergies :)

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