More Valentine Ideas: Raspberry Palmiers

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With one more day until Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share this easy recipe — I first had small palmiers in Paris, a “romantic” city, if there ever was one, and I’ve tried to make them myself for ages: this is my favorite method. You’re probably familiar with the bigger version of these cookie – we see them in our local bakeries and they’re often called “elephant ears.”

Less expensive and time consuming than a trip to Paris, you’ll need:

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A can of Immaculate’s Crescent Rolls

A Tbsp of butter, melted.

A Few Tbsps of you favorite Raspberry Jam

A Few Tbsp of Grainy Sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 and open the can according to the directions (careful! it’s pressurized).  Roll out the dough, and instead of using the 8 triangles, we’re going to use 4 rectangles (2 triangles together). Take your first rectangle and pinch the perforations together. On a cutting board, sprinkle some sugar and gently press the dough down.  Dab some melted butter and spread about a quarter of the jam on the dough. Sprinkle some sugar. Repeat. Now you have 2 rectangles of sugared, buttered, jammed dough. It may not be pretty, but put one on top of the other. Now do the same thing for the other two rectangles.

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Roll the dough from each short end to the middle. In other words, start rolling each end until they meet in the middle. By this point the dough is probably a bit mushy, so put it in the refrig for about a half hour. When you take it out, it should be firmed up, and you should slice half inch pieces before putting them on the baking sheet.

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Bake! I keep a good eye on them — I want them light brown on top and carmelized on the bottom. Let them cool a bit and plate ’em!

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