Updated: Feb 15
Life is full of memories. There are smells that can make us travel for years and years, that awaken sleeping images. There are memories so strong that we can almost smell and taste them, memories that, even after years and years, can make us laugh or thrill just like when it happened.
My husband and I have been together for 21 years. There are already a thousand and one moments to remember. There are memories of our dating time that I cherish so much. One of them was our evening snack, when my classes were over. Orange juice and a palmier. It is something that we still maintain today, sharing desserts.
When my husband saw it, he immediately smiled that smile of recognition that does not require words or explanations. Another moment to record.
Of course, my little ones loved it. Mateus was my faithful assistant. This recipe is based on "express" puff pastry. What do I mean by express? Yes it is homemade, but it was done in "cheating" mode.
The dough is a basic, vanilla and slightly sweet dough. It can be as sweet as you want, I made it little sweet
So what is an express puff pastry?
No, it didn't come in a package.
1. After making the dough we cut the dough into equal pieces, we open the dough as much as possible and brush it with butter at room temperature and sprinkle with sugar. The more open it is, the more layers it makes.
2. Then roll up, try to make a better rectangle than mine.
3. After everything is rolled up it folds.
4. And finally we cut it in half and it looks beautiful like this.
Tomorrow, when I repeat them for Sunday, I will cut even more to the tip, to not making it so high at the end. I think it will make a more beautiful heart.
After roasting, and we like them more for toast, we have beautiful hearts. Of course it is not the typical pastry palmier, these take more hours and have other steps, but these are equally good, crunchy and tasty.
1 cup of Coconut Milk
1 sachet of Yeast
2 tbsp of Sugar
40g melted vegan Butter
40 ml Vegetable Oil
2 tbsps of Sugar
1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
450g Wheat Flour
Vegan Butter to brush
Sugar to sprinkle
In a bowl (I used the bowl of an electric mixer), add coconut milk, yeast and the two tbsps of sugar.
Stir to incorporate the yeast, cover with cling film and let rise for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, add butter, oil, sugar, a pinch of salt and vanilla in the same bowl. Mix well with a spoon, by hand or use the mixer with the hook.
Add the flour and beat until the dough is smooth and homogeneous.
Cover and let rise for an hour or until doubled in volume.
Divide the dough into equal parts.
Open each part as much as you can with a roller.
Brush with softened butter.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Roll and fold until the ends touch,
Cut from the fold to an inch above the edges (see photos).
Place on the tray covered with parchment paper.
Let stand 10 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees with a tray with boiling water underneath to create steam.
Place the tray in the oven for 15 minutes, always carefully.
Lower the temperature to 180 degrees and allow another 10 minutes.
Allow to cool on a grill.
This is a perfect snack our breakfast for the Valentine's day on sunday. I wish you all a lot off love.
Hope you like it. We can see the original in my blog.one on my blog www.semalergiaamesa.com