פלמייה – אוזני המן צרפתיות. צילום: מיכל הרבסטמן
פלמייה – אוזני המן צרפתיות. צילום: מיכל הרבסטמן
Recipe

Palmier – French Haman’s Ear Cookies

There are all sorts of foods eaten on Purim to exact vengeance on evil Haman. French Jews adopted the Palmier as their version of Haman's Ears

From the moment the Hamantash (Haman’s Ear) was born, Jewish communities rushed to create interesting ways to cook and bake in an effort to take vengeance on the evil Haman. In Jewish cookbooks you can find symbolic foods for Haman’s eyes, fingers, hair and teeth, and of course – different versions of Haman’s ears. In some cases, the Jewish community adopted an existing pastry and gave it a role in Purim celebrations. This is how the Jews of France adopted the palmier, which are also known as “elephant ears” in communities around the world. Here we added a little white chocolate, which caramelizes during baking, and makes our revenge particularly sweet.

Ingredients for Palmier

  • 1 cup (200 grams) Sugar
  • 2.2 lbs (1 kilogram) puff pastry preferably butter based, thawed according to manufacturer's instructions
  • 7 tablespoons (100 grams) butter melted
  • 6 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams) white chocolate chopped

Instructions

  • 1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar on a work surface. Place puff pastry on top of the sugar and roll it out slightly into a rectangle just under an 1/8th of an inch (3 mm) thick. Spread the rolled dough with melted butter and evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the amount of sugar on it, to cover the dough. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cinnamon on top and then sprinkle 1/3 of the amount of white chocolate.

  • 2. Turn the rectangle of dough so that the long side is facing us. Fold the right third of the puff pastry, so that it covers the center. Fold the left third over the right third, to create 3 layers of dough. Roll the dough along the fold into a rectangle 1/8th of an inch (3 mm) thick and similar in size to the unrolled puff pastry we started with.

  • 3. Spread the rolled dough with melted butter and evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the amount of sugar on it, to cover the dough. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cinnamon on top and then sprinkle 1/3 of the amount of white chocolate.

  • 4. Turn the rectangle of dough so that its long side is facing us. Fold the right quarter of the dough to the center of the rectangle. Fold the left quarter of the dough in the same way, so that the edges of the dough meet in the center. Fold the right half of the dough over the left half, like closing an open book. Roll the dough along the fold into a rectangle 1/8th of an inch (3 mm) thick and similar in size to the unrolled puff pastry we started with.

  • 5. Spread the rolled dough with melted butter, evenly sprinkle the rest of the sugar and cinnamon on it, to cover, and sprinkle the rest of the white chocolate on top.

  • 6. Turn the rectangle of dough so that its long side is facing us. Roll the short right side towards the center. Roll the opposite side in the same way, to create the shape of a Torah scroll. Transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes.

  • 7. Heat the oven to 375F (190C) degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • 8. Slice the cold dough into 1/2 inch (1½ cm) thick cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheets with plenty of room between.

  • 9. Bake for 20 minutes, until the top sides of the cookies are golden. Take out of the oven, turn the cookies over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the other side is golden.

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