Ah, November is such a dark month up here - before the snow brings some light, the darkness can be a bit intense. To bring some light into this November, from a person who is nuts about Christmas, I decided I want to put the tree up this weekend. Yes, you read it right!
So, it was time to bake some snacks that could be consumed while the festivities of decorating was on the way.
Palmiers are so simple, and so good! You can use so many different fillings, from sweet to savory, the possibilities are just about endless.
I used red pesto and Parmesan cheese. I also used some of the cheese and puff pastry, to make Parmesan sticks. Then it is just to make some hot chocolate, light some candles, put the Christmas music on - and get out the decorations!
Roll the puff pastry to 6in x 14in (15 cm x 35 cm) rectangle. Trim any uneven edges. Spread the pesto evenly over the puff pastry. Roll up tight with both ends until they meet in the middle. Refrigerate for 20 min or until firm. Brush with beaten egg on all sides. Cut about 1/2in (1 cm) thick slices. Place slices on a greased baking pan. Bake until golden brown (400 F / 200 C), about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with left over Parmesan cheese, when hot from the oven. Cool on a wire rack.
I'm a chef and a pastry chef, and I love food. Preparing a meal for someone is a show of love; for your craft, for the ingredients, and for the ones eating.
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