Little Palmiers

Yet another recipe for my puff pastry recipe! The little palmiers are a simple, classic, French little treat. They are very easy to prepare, all you need is a good quality of puff pastry and sugar! They are also called elephant ears when they are on sale in large size.

Serves: 20


  • 300g of pâte feuilletée/puff pastry (see recipe here)
  • 100g of caster sugar

IMG_2810 Procedure:

  1. Dust generously a clean surface with sugar.
  2. Flatten the pâte feuilletée/puff pastry on the top of the sugar and make a rectangle (25/30 centimeters).
  3. Sprinkle with sugar the top of the dough (be generous).
  4. Put the long side of the rectangle in front of you.
  5. Mark the center of the dough with a small line (at 15 centimeters).
  6. Start folding each side into the middle (start with the long side of the rectangle).
  7. Then repeat the same procedure a second time.
  8. Repeat again for the third and the last time (you obtain six layers, it should look like a closed book).
  9. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. Grease and dust with sugar a large cooking pan.
  11. Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
  12. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  13. With a sharp knife cut slices of 1cm thick and lay them on the cooking pan.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes (more or less depending on the oven).
  15. When they are golden brown, flip the little palmiers with a spatula and bake again for another 10 minutes.
  16. When they are brown and caramelized  (as seen in the picture) remove them from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Crispy, sweet and caramelized! These little treats are perfect for a tea, I opted for a Jasmine tea!

Bon Appétit!

PS: As I am a gourmand, I always choose the elephant ears at the bakery with my cousins  🙂

39 thoughts on “Little Palmiers

  1. Nancy

    These are a simple, yet delightful looking treat! Your procedure of folding / rolling the dough yields beautiful results. 🙂 Here in the US, elephant ears are a common food item at festivals and fairs…I much prefer the smaller size treat you’re offering here! I bet the we’re the perfect treat with your jasmine tea. These are lovely, Linda!

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thanks a lot Nancy 🙂 You remembered when I said I wanted to try every recipe with puff pastry, I think I’m really addicted now 😀 I’m glad to know they are also popular in us.They are so crispy and so yummy. Enjoy the end of your weekend!

    • lapetitepaniere

      Ha, ha,ha, you made me laugh, Nicole 😀
      I just visited your post and I realized that your savory version is delicious. Petits palmiers are so versatile. I will try your recipe, they are perfect for a picnic. Have a nice weekend xx

  2. skd

    You never cease to amaze me Linda. I am loving your series on tea time snacks. I still couldn’t get over your makrout. And then we have these gorgeous beauties stàring at you.

  3. platedujour

    They look delicous Linda! It’s a perfect recipe for my boyfriend- he’s a big fun of these, especially when we travel 😍😍 he was just checking- inspired by this post- how much he would need to pay for them in the US haha have a lovely weekend xx

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thanks a bunch Marta 🙂 Your boy friend is a (fin gourmet, les bonnes choses se payent chères…). He is a lucky guy to have a good chef like you at home. I’m still dreaming about your macarons , Marta 😦 Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

  4. lapetitecasserole

    My sweet tooth knows no bounds for these cookies… I’ve never had the courage to make them, but at least I had the bravery to finish an in tire box of them! They look absolutely perfect Linda!

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