Palmier with a touch of chocolate
These beauties are particularly special for me because above all they remind me of home... All Portuguese out there living in different countries of the world will know that I'm of course talking about palmiers, the sweet puffy hearts we can get in every café in Portugal. These are not only hard to find in the UK but also are usually not vegan, as butter tends to be a main ingredient - which was why I had stopped eating them in the first place.
But... I could not be happier when I found that not all shop bought puff pastry uses butter! Yayy! I started making my own palmiers a year or so ago and have added a few ingredients from time to time to make them even more special and delicious! This time, in addition to sugar, I used cinnamon and covered half of the hearts with melted chocolate. When they cool down the crunchiness of the puff combined with the chocolate...mmmm Amazing!
Anyway, in terms of method this recipe could not be simpler.
1 block vegan puff pastry
3 tbsp sugar
200g dark chocolate
- Pre-heat oven to 180C
- Press and roll out a block of puff pastry into a rectangule (2 or 3mm thick)
- Spread enough sugar to cover the whole surface (the amount will depend on how sweet you like them)
- Roll in left and right sides until they reach the middle and press lightly
- Cut in 1cm slices, or slightly thinner if you like
- Arrange the slices in a baking tray lined with baking paper
- Bake until golden. You may have to turn the palmiers once just to make sure they're evenly baked. - - Should take around 20 min or so total, depending on how baked and crunchy you like them
- Take the palmiers out of the oven and place them on a cooling rack. Leave them to cool down completely
- Melt chocolate in a double pot
- Dip half of each palmier in the melted chocolate and place them on a lined tray to cool down.
Should be ready to eat within a couple of hours :) Enjoy!!