Saturday, 2 February 2013

Chocolate palmiers

Also known as elephant ears :) To be honest, I wasn't familiar with the name until now. This recipe is super super EASY!! I could have made the puff pastry myself, but when I saw it at the shop, it called to me to buy it instead...thus making this recipe super simple!!

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Makes: 24
  • Prep time: 15-20 mins (Including chilling time)
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
What you will need

Puff pastry roll (I bought the 375g one)
150g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 egg beaten, for the glaze

How to make:

1) Defrost/de-chill your puff pastry. In the meantime, place the chocolate in a microwave to melt, stirring every 30 seconds, then set aside to cool

2) Roll the dough to a rectangle around 5mm in thickness, then spread the filling over the dough

3) Roll the pastry from both ends, so that both rolled edges meet in the middle

4) Brush the pastry with some beaten egg, turn upside down and chill in the fridge for 10 mins

5) Cut the pastry into 2cm pieces, then place on a baking sheet face up, pressing the piece together to form an oval shape. Press the pastry down to bring it together, then brush more beaten egg on top

6) Place in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25-30 mins, or until golden and crisp. Transfer onto a wire rack to cool

The taste and the ease of making these is fantastic! Plus they look like cute hearts (or am I the only one who sees it?) Enjoy :)


  1. .......and they look like curly moustaches :D

  2. These taste so good when they go cold....soft pastry, hard chocolate....great combo