Leftover Puff Pastry Palmiers: Super Easy Sweet Treat

Puff pastry is any baker’s (and mom’s) best friend. It comes in frozen so it’s easy to always have on hand, and after it is thawed can be used to not only create desserts but can be used to make simple but delicious dinner and lunch treats. Inevitably, if you are cutting out shapes from the sheets, you’ll have leftovers. What to do with the leftover puff dough scraps? Leftover dough palmiers is a great idea.

If you’ve never had a palmier, you are missing something good. Palmiers are one of those wonderful and crispy treats that require only a couple of ingredients: sugar folded into puff pastry sheets. But they can quickly turn savory, too. Palmiers also create delicious appetizers or amuse bouche when things like nuts, green onions, cracked pepper, and cheese are folded into the rolled out puff pastry.

Here is a recipe from Manu Feildel that makes great use of puff pastry scraps, Leftover Pastry Palmiers. I use the same technique but have used regular sugar in the past to roll the puff dough palmiers into. I think the powdered sugar is a great idea. Just remember that when reusing scraps of puff pastry to always layer them one on top of the other rather than just bunching them up into a ball and then trying to roll it out. Puff pastry dough is composed of many individual layers and to keep the dough from getting too tough, and to keep the layers, don’t try to form it into a round disk like a pie dough, just roll it out. Like in the video below.


Palmier on plate” by barnimages.com is licensed under CC 2.0.

Raspberry Milliefeuille

Raspberry Millefuille

How to put together a super easy and great looking dessert, Raspberry Millefuille via Gordon Ramsay.

Begin with taking a sheet of puff pastry, thawed out if frozen. Lay it flat on a non-stick baking sheet. Dust it with a nice even dusting of powdered sugar. Bake it at 220 degrees C/425 degrees F about 6 to 7 minutes, then reduce the heat to 190 degrees C/375 degrees F and continue to bake until done and the top turns a golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Cool. Cut into three pieces and stack them using fresh raspberries and a filling of sweetened whipped cream flavored with orange zest, orange liqueur, and vanilla beans.

Easy and delicious.

Raspberry Millefeuille