Palmeritas de Chocolate

Cakes rising (or rather, not rising) is a common problem during backing.  Puff pastry, though, always works so easily.  From the supermarket straight to success.  There is a scientific reason, of course:  puff pastry is made of very thin layers of dough separated by thin layers of butter.  In the oven, the water in the dough turns to steam “puffing” each layer separately and multiplying the effect with no bouncing back.



Palmeritas de Chocolate

Homemade sweet stuff, fast.  As easy as:

  • puff pastry 30 x 26 cm
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 90 g sugar
  • 10 g vanilla sugar

First, mix thoroughly the cinnamon and sugars, then unfold the puff pastry sheet and fold it to give the shape of the palmeritas whilst adding sugar everywhere. I like how this man does it, it’s in Spanish but you just need to see what he does 🙂

Now bake at 200°C for 15 min, and then turn the palmeritas around and bake them for another 2 or 3 minutes on the other side. Done!

You can eat them like this but I like them with chocolate… so just melt some and dip them in, let them cool and voila!



Cheese twists with Sobrassada Mallorquina

I like watching F1 with my photographer, but I must admit that my mind wanders around during it… Yesterday it wandered towards the sobrassada (Mallorca’s savoury delight) that was sitting in the fridge (freshly brought from Spain by a nice visitor). Cake is always good, but in this case I felt like having it as second serving…

Cheese twists with sobrassada

Cheese twists with Sobrassada Mallorquina

  • Puff pastry
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Sobrassada
  • 1 egg

Crack one egg and whisk with a tablespoon of water. Unfold the puff pastry and roll thinly. Brush the pastry with egg and spread sobrassada over half of it, then sprinkle some cheese.

Fold the puff pastry to cover the cheese and press gently to seal. Brush the top with more egg, cut in thin stripes and twist each one from the ends. Bake 10 minutes at 200 °C or until lightly browned.

Allow it to cool slightly before eating (if you can!)

Cheese twists with sobrassada

Cheese twists with sobrassadaCheese twists with sobrassada