Cinnamon Palmiers

Cinnamon Palmiers

Palmiers or elephant ears are addictive puff pastry cookies, crunchy and caramelized. A generous layer of Love’n Bake® Cinnamon Schmear gives them an added dimension.

Use purchased puff pastry and follow the package directions for thawing it. We’ve found that heating the Cinnamon Schmear briefly in a microwave helps make it more spreadable, especially if you prefer a thinner layer of filling. For a more even appearance, you can flip the pastries once they have baked half way. (We found that this is an unnecessary step but we share it for those who might be interested.)

Our thanks go out to Nicole, another intrepid Internet gastronaut, who had the idea of using our Love’n Bake® Cinnamon Schmear as a filling for this iconic French pastry.

 

Our Cinnamon Palmiers recipe

 

Jour du Macaron – French Macaron Day

Macaron Day 2012

 

New York City welcomes French Macaron Day on Friday March 20, 2015. As they have done for the past six years, fine patisseries in Manhattan, Brooklyn and metro New York invite macaron aficionados to try new flavors and special treats. At many of the participating locations, a percentage of the day’s proceeds will go toward the City Harvest hunger charity.

You can read more about the day here.

Any day is macaron day when you follow the Macaronathon™ map we created to recognize bakeries, cafes and other establishments in New York that specialize in these almond treats. Bakeries participating in the day are marked with an * Asterisk. What a marvelous way to spend an afternoon while visiting the City.

“Eat your way through the city…one macaron at a time!”

Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones

Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones

Fresh strawberries appear year round these days. And they seem to speak the language of love at Valentine’s Day, perhaps because of their bright red color.

Although we prefer locally picked ripe berries in season, supermarket strawberries work perfectly to perfume almond scone dough.  After baking, these scones have an uneven surface,  crisp, golden edges and specks of strawberry throughout.

 

Fresh Strawberry Almond Scones