We continue this week dedicated to puff pastry, with the simplest recipe in the world, that of homemade palm trees. I love these homemade cupcakes when they are nicely caramelized and crispy. It’s a delight, whether it’s for dessert with cream, compote or ice cream, or as a snack.
To make these palm trees, you will simply need 2 ingredients, puff pastry and sugar and just 10 minutes of preparation. When I told you it was super simple. Besides, this is a recipe to make with children.
Of course, if you have leftover homemade puff pastry (recipe here), this will be top notch. Failing that, a good store-bought paste will do just fine.
1 puff pastry
50 g blond sugar
Preheat the oven to 210°C.
Unroll the puff pastry and cover it with half the sugar.
With the rolling pin, pass over the sugar, just to make it adhere.
Turn the dough over and do the same with the remaining sugar.
Gently roll the dough on itself until halfway.
Do the same on the other side to have the shape of the palm tree.
With a sharp knife or a foie gras lyre (it’s better for children), cut out palms of about 1 cm.
Arrange them on a baking sheet.
Cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Be careful, you have to be careful at the end, because it goes very quickly from caramelized to burnt. You can flip the pan if your oven does not heat evenly.
Let cool and enjoy.
To finish: it works very well with a round dough, even if some will not be very beautiful.
If you can, choose it rather rectangular. And of course no worries if you spread it yourself. In the latter case, don’t forget to let it rest in a cool place before making these palm trees.
For a gourmet option, you can dip one side in dark or milk chocolate.