Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Butter and Sugar

Tonight we are going to go over to a friend's house for dinner. Usually it is about 8 people and everyone brings something to contribute. I was asked to bring dessert. I couldn't decide what to make until I came across this recipe in Good Housekeeping by Ina Garten called Palmiers or Elephant Ears. The best part was I had everything I needed in the house.

All you need is some Pepperidge Farm puff pastry (thawed), 2 cups, yes 2 cups of sugar and a pinch of salt. Mix the sugar and salt together in a small blowl.

Spread out 1 cup of sugar on the counter and put your pastry on top of the sugar, dump 1/2 cup sugar on top of the pastry and roll out into about a 13 inch square. Fold the sides in about 1/4 of the way then fold those sides in so they meet in the middle then fold those sides together so now it looks like a tube. Cut cross wise about 3/8 inch and space 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Bake in a 450 degree oven for about 6 minutes until the bottoms are brown. Take out of the oven and flip them over and bake about 2 to 3 more minutes. Ovens vary so the times may also. Just watch them if you aren't sure or they will burn very easily. Repeat with the second sheet of pastry and cool on a rack.

 Seriously can it be any easier? I think next time I may add some cinnamon.
Try these you will like love them! Unless of course you don't like butter or sugar....



  1. Wow, those look delicious and the cinnamon added would be even better! I like your Christmas table runner also - very pretty and colorful!

  2. Mmmh, looks delish Kelly. Have fun tonight.

  3. That's a great name for them. My kids if they asked what was for tea were told elephant ears but I didn't know they really were a food, lol. They would have loved these.


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