Mariposa Palmiers

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The other night I made fruit salad for dessert but we wanted something to go along with it. El had one piece of puff pastry in the freezer so we made mariposas!  You may know them as Palmiers.  I don't know why we called them mariposas growing up ... maybe because they look like butterflies?

Anyway ... these are super easy. 

Preheat oven to 200C/400F

You will need:
Puff pastry
Sugar, we used caster (fine) sugar

Baking tray lined with baking paper.

Sprinkle sugar onto a flat surface.  Lay puff pasty on top of flat sugared surface. Sprinkle a good layer of sugar on the top of the puff pastry.  Roll pastry from each side to meet in the centre.  Slice into 1/2 inch slices.  Lay slices on baking tray.  Bake anywhere between 10-15 minutes.  Keep and eye on them though ... burned sugar is not nice. 


Kath said...

comment one: I wonder if they called them mariposas in the south of Spain...or maybe even in that one little bakery where we went to get the Madrid area they are called palmeras. Yummy by any name!

Kath said...

Comment two: This recipe works like a charm! We (and by we I mean Becky because the sum total of my input to our first baking was providing her with the recipe and watching that the sugar didn't burn!)went to the link you shared on facebook and so wrapped and chilled the dough for an hour before baking. Do you chill the dough? We also only sugared the counter that we put the dough on. The sugar that stuck to the bottom rolled very nicely into the middle, I didn't feel like it would have needed the extra from sprinkling more on the top of the dough. As well, we used a mix of turbinado and granulated sugar so we had some bigger grains of sugar that made it extra pretty. We served them at a dinner party we had over the weekend and they were a wild success!