Some recipes are so easy that you think “why haven’t I made this before?”. Well… there is always a learning curve in life. Some things you learn early, some things need time ;) These little Pig’s Ears aka. Schweineohren aka. Palmiers are one of those things you wished you knew about earlier. They are so easy and so delicious…
Well… it’s Cookie Friday and these little crunchy fellas are… not really cookies, are they? I mean they are small, gone in an instant and delicious – you could classify them as cookies I guess ;) Nobody defined how a dough for cookies has to look like, right? Doesn’t matter – these Pig’s ears are cookies from now on!
Do you know why they are named after the hearing device of pigs? I mean there is absolutely no similarity to real pig’s ears. No way. So why did somebody call them like that? In French, they are called “Palmiers” which means palm trees… also not a match I’d say. I would really like to know how they all got these names. If you put two together they may look like little butterflies but also only with a great deal of imagination. Well… these little puff pastry fellas shall have many names. As long as they are crunchy and are next to my cup of coffee I don’t care what they are called.
As mentioned before – making these Pig’s Ears is really simple. Normally I would not make puff pastry at home for these. Too much time and effort for something that is eaten in no time ;) Grab one from the store and you are good to go. Make sure you grab one that is made with real butter and not vegetable fat – the taste is much better with butter.
Happy Cookie Friday!
INGREDIENTS / ZUTATEN
1 package fresh puff pastry (roll)
2-3 tbsp. water
1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Rolle frischer Blätterteig
2-3 EL Wasser
50g brauner Zucker
1/2 TL Zimt
DIRECTIONS / ZUBEREITUNG
2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line the baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside. Cut the puff pastry roll with a sharp knife into 0.4 inches thick slices – you will see the two spirals, that are connected on one side. Place with some space in between on the baking sheet and bake for 14-15 minutes until golden brown and puffed up. Take out of the oven and let cool down on the baking sheet.
2. Den Ofen auf 190°C (375°F) vorheizen. Ein Backblech mit Backpapier auslegen und zur Seite stellen. Die Blätterteigrolle mit einem scharfen Messer in etwa 1cm dicke Scheiben schneiden und diese mit etwas Abstand zueinander auf das Blech setzen. Für 14-15 Minuten backen. Aus dem Ofen holen und auf dem Blech abkühlen lassen.
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Delicious little sweet treat: pig’s ears aka. Schweineohren aka. puff pastry cinnamon rolls ;) German words for sweets are sometimes weird ;)
Keywords: cookies, puff pastry, snack, cinnamon