Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Savory Herbed Palmiers

This is a twist on the famous French pastry. These Palmiers are savory, herbed and served as an appetizer or a side dish, to accompany an entree in place of bread.

Savory Herbed Palmiers:

1/3 C Packed Fresh Basil Leaves
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/4 C Olive Oil
1 sheet of Pepperidge Farm  Puff Pastry (from a 2 sheet package) Photograph to follow.
1 Egg, beaten
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Black Pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

In a Food Processor:
Olive Oil
Pulse to form a Pesto

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 15" X 12" rectangle.
Brush the surface with the Pesto.

Begin rolling the long ends of the pastry, rolling each side into the middle until they meet.
Brush the dough with a bit of egg where the rolls meet to secure the pastry.

Cut the pastry into 1/4" slices and place them on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.
Sprinkle to taste with black pepper.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. They will begin to puff and become golden brown.
Remove from the oven and immediately transfer the Palmiers to a serving platter. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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