Tuesday, November 2, 2010
These are delicious! I first saw a picture in a cookbook which had a recipe that contained things like flour and baking soda and the list just kept going on and on! I'm never going to do that! That's too much work. These however, are incredibly easy!
1- package of puff pastry
1- 7 oz container of pesto
Sprinkle of salt
That's it. Really.
About an hour before you plan on cooking these delicacies, take the puff pastry out of the freezer and set it on the counter.
Turn the oven on to bake at 400F.
Open up the puff pastry completely, then spread half of the container of pesto (about 1/2 cup) evenly over the puff pastry. Sprinkle a light dusting of salt over the whole thing. This is the best time to use the salt, otherwise the salt won't properly meld with the pesto. You don't want to taste the salt, you just want a tiny bit of salt so that the flavors of the palmier pop.
Start rolling the puff pastry up at either end to meet in the middle.
Cut the rolls into slices and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 16-18 minutes.
Don't use parchment paper. It's just a pain in the butt. And you'll still have to clean the cookie sheets.
If you completely forget to salt the palmiers, pop an olive on top and enjoy the flavors dancing in your mouth! It would also be good with an olive tapenade instead of the basil. If you try the tapenade, skip the salt.