Cheese Palmiers

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I love cheese palmiers. It’s one of those savory snacks that once you start eating them you can’t stop. They’re also super easy to make and a great party food. Because these palmiers are using cheese only, make sure you use a flavorful cheese. I like using an aged cheese, cause I like the saltiness of it.

Palmier is French for “palm tree”. This French pastry is named like this because its shape resembles a palm leaf or butterfly. They’re also sometimes called pig’s ear or elephant ear. In the Netherlands we call these pastries butterflies.

The palmiers look really fancy, but are actually super easy to make. To get their distinctive look, it’s all about the folding. In pastry school I learned how to make palmiers.

How To Make Cheese Palmiers

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 01

All you need is grated cheese, an egg and puff pastry. I had some puff pastry squares in the freezer so that’s what I used. But it’s probably easier if you’ve got a longer sheet of puff pastry. (The full list of ingredients including measurements can be found in the recipe card below.)

 

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 02

First off, lightly flour your work surface. Okay, I know this doesn’t look like it’s lightly floured, but it’s the picture I have so I’m gonna have to make it work…

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 03

Put your puff pastry squares on your work surface and make sure you stick them together at the seams. You can see now how one bigger sheet would be a little easier here you can just cut it in a long strip. But this works as well, don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect. It doesn’t have to look perfect, it has to taste perfect 😉

I used 4 puff pastry sheets of 4 inch x 4 inch / 10 cm x 10 cm. (So that makes one 15 inch x 4 inch / 40 cm x 10 cm puff pastry sheet).

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 04

Lightly whisk your egg and brush the puff pastry with some of the egg wash.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 05

Generously sprinkle the cheese on top of the puff pastry.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 06

Now, take a piece of parchment paper and put it over the pastry. Why you ask?

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 07

Well, to lightly roll with a rolling pin over the parchment paper to make sure the cheese sticks to the puff pasty.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 08

You see, the cheese is nice and tight on the puff pastry now.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 09

Now I like to loosen up the bottom of the puff pastry from my work surface if necessary. However, with the amount of flour I used earlier this photo is just for show…

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 10

Now it’s time to shape the palmiers. Fold over half of the puff pastry lengthwise to the middle of the puff pastry sheet.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 11

Do the same with the other half so you end up with a long sheet of puff pastry which has it’s two halves folded over (duh..)

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 12

Lightly press the pastry.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 13

Now, fold over the puff pastry again to form one long strip of pastry. (So both halves you folded over earlier you now fold together). Alternatively, you could also roll the pastry from each side to the middle of the pastry instead of folding it over, that’ll give you a palmier with a rounder shape, I prefer the butterfly shape though.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 14

This is what your puff pastry should look like by now.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 15

Now it’s time to take a knife, or in my case, a pizza cutter. I like using a pizza cutter for this. And cut the roll in into roughly 0.5 inch / 1 cm pieces.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 16

If you turn the cut pieces over so the cut side is up you can see it starts to resemble a palmier.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 17

Put all the cheese palmiers with the cut side up on a baking tray and brush with egg wash. Bake in the oven until golden brown.

 

Cheese Palmiers Recipe | Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 18

These cheese palmiers are best eaten immediately. However, you can make them in advance, I do find that the pastry gets a bit soft if you make them in advance but all you have to do is pop them back into the oven again for a few minutes (5-8 minutes) before serving and they’ll crisp back up again.

 

Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers.

I actually like my cheese palmiers better after a second bake.

 

Cheese Palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers.

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Cheese Palmiers
Cheese palmiers are easy to make yourself. All you need is puff pastry, cheese and some egg wash and you can make your own cheese palmiers.
Kaasvlinders kan je heel makkelijk zelf maken. Je hebt alleen bladerdeeg, kaas en ei nodig om je eigen kaasvlinders te maken. Een lekkere hartige snack.
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Type Cookies, Snacks
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cheese palmier
Ingredients
Type Cookies, Snacks
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cheese palmier
Ingredients
Kaasvlinders kan je heel makkelijk zelf maken. Je hebt alleen bladerdeeg, kaas en ei nodig om je eigen kaasvlinders te maken. Een lekkere hartige snack.
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F / 175 °C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Line up your puff pastry squares (4 inch x 4 inch / 10 cm x 10 cm) and stick them together on the edges. (Or roll out your puff pastry sheet to 15 inch x 4 inch / 40 cm x 10 cm.
  3. Lightly whisk your egg and brush the puff pastry with some of the egg wash. Generously sprinkle the cheese on top of the puff pastry.
  4. Put a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry and lightly roll a rolling pin over the parchment paper to make sure the cheese sticks to the puff pasty.
  5. If needed, loosen up the bottom of the puff pastry from your work surface with a spatula.
  6. Fold over half of the puff pastry lengthwise to the middle of the puff pastry sheet. Do the same with the other half so you end up with a long sheet of puff pastry which has it's two halves folded over. Now, fold over the puff pastry again to form one long strip of pastry. (So both halves you folded over earlier you now fold together)
  7. Using a knife, or a pizza cutter cut the roll in into roughly 0.5 inch / 1 cm pieces.
  8. Put all the cheese palmiers with the cut side up on a baking tray and brush with egg wash. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups.

  • Instead of sticking pastry squares together, you could also make the squares into palmiers individually.
  • Instead of folding the dough you could also roll the pastry from each side to the middle of the pastry that'll give you a palmier with a rounder shape.
  • These cheese palmiers are best eaten immediately.
  • You can make the cheese palmiers in advance, the pastry will get a bit soft. Make sure to pop them back into the oven again for a few minutes (5-8 minutes) before serving and they'll crisp back up again.

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