Pesto PalmiersDecember 22, 2015
A palmier is a type of pastry that looks a bit like an elephant ear or palm tree. These ones are made with puff pastry and pesto and other tasty ingredients. Palmiers are relatively quick to pull together and make a festive party appetizer.
You will need:
- 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed and ready to use
- 8 oz pesto
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 8 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and patted dry
- 1/2 c pine nuts
- 1/2 c Parmesan, shredded
Then you will…
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry sheets. Roll them out until roughly 10×12 inches.
- Spread half of the pesto on each sheet of puff pastry.
- In a food processor, add the goat cheese with the sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts. Pulse until combined (mixture will not be a smooth puree).
- Spread half of the goat cheese mixture on each sheet of puff pastry.
- Sprinkle half of the Parmesan cheese on each sheet of puff pastry.
- Roll the long ends into the middle. The two sides should meet halfway along the short end.
- Brush a little water along the new middle seam and press to gently seal.
- Transfer the two long tubes to the prepared baking sheet.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices.
- Place, cut side up, on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Leave about 2 inches between palmiers.
- Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden and flaky.