Friday, February 13, 2009

Little hearts/Savory palmiers

Palmiers known as little hearts cookies in India, very flaky, crispy and sweet cookies with a cute little heart shape would have won so many little hearts. Yes, I was so fond of these cookies too. Recently my son got some of these cookies from Indian grocery. Seeing them, hinted me that I could recreate them at home but of course in savory version.
Palmiers are one of the simplest things you can do without much work or even with less baking skills. The puff sheet does the wonder for you and you have some wonderful “hors d’oeuvre/amuse bouche”in a matter of minutes. They are often called palm leaf, elephant ears in culinary world.
The sweet version can be served as a dessert; the savory one would be great for cocktail party. I baked a savory one but also included the sweet version. Valentine’s day is around the corner so fit perfectly many events. About the Valentines Day is nothing peculiar in my agenda! For those who celebrate or remember once in a year the loved one probably is much needed. I am not against any of these days but still I don’t wait to thank anyone or loved once in a year. So if you are reading till the end, thank you & Happy Valentines Day!


Savory Palmiers
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Palmiers




Ingredients:

Puff pastry sheet (pepperidge farm):
1/2 sheet
Parmesan cheese: 1/4 cup grated
Red chilli flakes: 1 tbsp

Method:

Thaw the frozen puff sheet according the package instruction about 30 minutes.
To make mini little hearts/palmiers. I cut the puff sheet in half .(shape of the sheet should be in rectangle shape, please refer to the pictures shown down)

1.In a clean work surface, sprinkle 2 tbsp of cheese.
2.Place the puff sheet on top of cheese worksurface
3.Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese and red chilli flakes.




4.Find the middle of the pastry sheet, start folding from the botton till the middle of sheet.


5.Now start folding from the top until you meet the middle.


6.Fold like a book now, you get like a log.


Keep refrigerate another 30 min.
Preheat the oven at 400 C.

Take a cookie sheet, cover with foil or parchement paper or silpad


7.Cut the log 1/2 inch wide


8.Place in the sheet and pinch slightly the two rolls together (they won't unroll). To get the hearth shape, slightly open in middle.


The palmiers should be really spacious, they grow tremendously while baking.

9.Bake for 10 or 12 until they turn golden brown on top.

(mine where really tiny so if you do in one sheet the palmiers will be huge.)


Palmiers





For the sweet palmiers:
The other 1/2 of the sheet can be turn into sweet version (palmier)
Sprinkle 2 to 3 tbsp of sugar and after cutting into little hearts dredge again in sugar and place in cookie sheet.



Sending my palmiers to :

1. Kitchen Masterpiece event created by Dibs to celebrate their first bloganniversary. (For me it is piece of art but not sure if it is fits ur event, You can express if not :)

2. Cook & Create with LUV for LUV event created by Priyanka, enjoy your own first event!

3.My favorite things event-Heart shaped food event by Bindiya

4. My French pastry reaching AWED-French to Mme. DK.

5.A Healthy Bite hosted by Rachana

Have a Happy Valentines Day folks!

70 comments:

A_and_N said...

Hey Cham, thanks for reading the post. I have rectified the error :)

And the little hearts look absolutely gorgeous!!!! They are savory but they look just like the ones we get in India...Britannia Little Hearts. They have come out so perfectly!

Asha said...

Aren't they so cute and yummy to eat? Looks delicious, bet kids love it. Wonderful snack for V day too! :)

There is another event you can send this for called "Healthy bites", perfect for that too.

http://thegourmetlaunchpad.blogspot.com/2009/01/healthy-bite.html

Maya said...

Those are some really neat Palmiers!! I remember the little hearts we had in India, really good. Nice step by step instructions..I will try sometime.

Priya said...

Wowww..am just starring to those little hearts prefect for St Valentine's day...i did the same with sugar long back..savoury palmiers looks gorgeous..

Varsha Vipins said...

You are THE cook Cham..what a thought..So yummy snack,that too in heart shape..I wana steal it now..:)

ranji said...

such hearty cuties :)....i have made those sweet heart palmiers before but havent made a savory one..this one looks just perfect for a nice tea time snack :)..good one cham!!!

Usha said...

Wow those little savory hearts look really cute, I was reminded of the Indian little hearts too....great step by step pictorial :-)

AnuSriram said...

Looks awesome! Delicious! Ok, now its time for you to ship me some of them... :-) I'm drooling here.

Laavanya said...

Oh they look perfect Cham.. I made a sweet version a while ago but they were a lot browner because of the caramelized sugar. The savoury version must be yummy.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this is a great idea and hearts looks too cute. it also seems very easy to make... awesome pics cham.

meeso said...

Awwww, they are cute!

Medhaa said...

wow they look perfect for valentins, love the picture too. Will try this soon, will be good for snacking too

Vibaas said...

Looks beautiful. Little hearts are my favorite and I like the savory version too. Yummy yum.

Ramya Bala said...

Savory touch to palmiers is gr8...looks delicious...

Roopa said...

Such cute hearts :) Perfect for V day ! Making them savory is a very good idea :) I was planning to make a sweet version, but seeing this has changed my mind to opt the savory version :)

Sandeepa said...

You are such a genius, you made those. Bet your hubby loved you infinitely more for this.
I always get mine in a packet ;-)

Curry Leaf said...

PERFECT -I did not know palmiers were so easy.Love the little hearts as they are known in India.Savoury twist is very hearty and equally preferred as the sweet ones.I like puff pastry but most of the times rolling gets out of hand,the palmiers shape has come perfectly.I am using up my last bits of puff pastry making another French dish I wanted to try,hope it turns out good.LOL

bindiya said...

Cham, these are fab, so easy yet so unique, definitely a masterpiece!

LG said...

woowie..such a heartilicious treat to your loved one :) Very cute they look Cham. Happy Valentines Day

rekhas kitchen said...

hey what a great idea making little hearts in a savory taste and they are so cute too will try this soon

Dershana said...

wow! you've got the shape perfect! never thought the method would be so simple! thank u for sharing the recipe.

why dont u send ur savoury version to the culinarty original recipe event?

jayasree said...

Lovely little hearts. Liked the way u have folded to get the shape. And it has come perfect.

Savory versions will make a great snack for tea.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice step wise picture demonstration,sounds so simple to make and have come out very nice!!

notyet100 said...

perfet for my event,..thnks a ton,..for sendin them over,..lovely click too,.:-)

Happy cook said...

Wowo they look so beautiful, you can send me the whole box, i love palmiers, it is ages ago i made them.

karuna said...

these look so perfect. I rem in india we use to have the sweet version. really nice and apt for valentines day.

Soma said...

That is one beautful one!! I am in love with these Cham!!! Will soon go & get the pastry puffs.

Sunshinemom said...

These are perfect for V day. I thought of making them but having to make puff pastry at home is a huge task! Yours are so cute, and the photographs are very very pretty esp. the red background:)

sowmya said...

they look so cute..love the addition of chillis and cheese--the savoury ones..i have just had the ones with cinnamon and sugar...

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely little hearts Cham..my sil has got me some much awaited puff pastry sheets and am gonna make this and the sweeter version when I get it..;-)

Sharmi said...

hey that looks lovely, even my son loves it. Why dont you send it to
http://pedatha.com/2009/01/22/cooking-for-kids-with-love/

Mona said...

Wow, they look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lavi said...

Lovely Palmiers cham..Nice Valentine special template!

Nikunj Vasi said...

Wow. dey are so cute cham.. Nice tempting click !!

Archy said...

Hey, Nice tempting little hearts cham.. !!

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely cheesy biscuits; that must be delicious!

Nags said...

these are so cute! and i love the first pic! they remind me of the biscuits Little Hearts :)

Hope you had a good V-day

Nithya Praveen said...

Cham,this is one of the best recipes i've read using puff pastry.Great idea.....superb! I have sheets lying in the refrigerator...will surely make this.Wonderful

Sig said...

Cute little hearts! And you've explained the process so well!

Ann said...

My God,thats definitely cute and yummy..Kids are going to adore this one.Thanks

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds very interesting. Nice idea. Looks so good. YUM! Savory palmier looks so cute.

Belated Valentine's Day wishes!!!

Raaga said...

these look so perfect and pretty.

vidhas said...

Cham, So Cute little hearts. Step by step expalanation is Impresive. Collect your Award from by blog.

Linda said...

They're lovely, Cham, and make me think I should not be afraid of pepperidge farm frozen puff pastry! Thanks for the great photo tutorial :)

Miri said...

You make it sound so simple! but I'm sure took time and effort to get them just so :)

Laura said...

oh those are so cute!

Madhuram said...

What Cham spicing it up for Valentine's day!

Rathna said...

Awwwwwwwww...cute ones :-)

Vaishali said...

How cute are these! Lovely, lovely job, Cham.

Viki Xavier. said...

Cute snacks. Never thought we can do these at home:)
Demo is wonderful. Happy V'day dear.

aquadaze said...

These are awesome Cham! love the savoury version, never imagined palmiers could be this simple.

Madhumathi said...

Hi Cham..just discovered your blog.You have a b'ful blog,dear..
Palmiers look lovely and apt for v'day..In india,we call it 'Little Hearts' and its my all time fav..but we get only the sweet version.Thanks for sharing the recipe..

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow! Looks very professional! Too good yaar!

Suma Rajesh said...

perfect on valentine days cham...lovly presentation..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

The little hearts are absolutely beautiful. Just like the readymade biscuits.

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow cham such a creative one u have given here.. I m jus looking at the pic quite a long time.. how u made this... beautiful very beautiful dear..

Yasmeen said...

So true, don't reserve the love only for one day of the year.You made it look so easy to make the cute little hearts,I'll try these for next time I buy PPsheets:)

Purva Desai said...

Little hearts look irresistible.....and I am drooling over the picture...

Akal's Saappadu said...

Cham,

something is waiting for you in Akal's.

priar's, said...

Wow...gr8 little hearts so so perfect..i jus' love this...eager to try..

DK said...

I absolutely loved these in India! I have gorged on it without any restraint. Yours looks as good as them :) Thanks for sending these to me...will b trying them out soon :)

Preety said...

those hearts looks so sweet..i know they are savory though:):)..who can tell by looking at them that they are so easy to make..gr8 recipe cham

Namratha said...

Wowww Cham, these are perfect!!! I do remember the Brittania Little Hearts, very nicely done :) Hope you had a wonderful V-day!

Red Chillies said...

Look at that, they look so cute. i never knew they were so easy to make. Thanks for the easy recipe Cham.

veggie belly said...

this is super cute! and I love that you made a savory one.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks too good. I know that these palmiers get burnt easily. You have made them perfectly Cham.

myspicykitchen said...

woow... I am bookmarking this recipe... perfect little hearts

Aparna said...

Your little hearts look so delightful, Cham its a pity they have to be eaten.:)
I had made them using danish pastry for DB challenge, and I absolutely love your savoury version.

Srivalli said...

omg cham those are really so cute and lovely!...great work!

Shabs.. said...

Loved the cookies...came here thru faiza's blog....will try this some day!:)Thx for the recipe..