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Mini Palmiers

Mini Palmiers

French translation …..Palm tree……..hmmmm……not quite sure about that, but what I am sure about is these are the best little treats for……..…well anytime and I say anytime because they are so damn easy to make!

Mini Palmiers

2 ingredients …….that right just two!!!!

Made from puff pastry…….dough and butter that has been rolled and folded, to make layer,upon layer, upon layer…….. X 100 of flakey yummy buttery dough.

Now, if want to be all fancy schmancy, go ahead and make the pastry yourself……..I’m sure you can google a recipe…….but, if want all the best of pastry with no fuss, Pepperidge Farm is the way to go. It’s ready all ready……… they do all the hard work and you get all the glory.

Turbinado sugar is the other ingredient. I have mention this in several of my dessert recipes. It has become my go to sugar for desserts. It gives a nice crunchy layer to anything sweet.

So, you all know, I’m about the lesson, bout the lesson , no guessing………gee whiz I have been singing way too much lately…………. so here’s the lesson…………turbinado sugar is made by taking the first pressing of juice from sugar cane,slowly heating it to evaporate the water out of it which causes it to crystallize.The crystals are then spun in turbines or centrifuges.

This process is a big contrast to white sugar which is often much more heavily processed, and is generally made white by using a decolorizing filter like bone char to remove its natural color. Likewise, much brown sugar is actually white sugar with molasses added back into it to color it.

Some believe that turbinado sugar is a healthier alternative to other sweeteners because it undergoes less processing, and so retains more of the nutrients found in sugar cane juice. This method of production makes it suitable for vegans, since no animal byproducts are used. A teaspoon contains about a fair amount of calcium and potassium in addition to a negligible amount of iron. A cup of this sweetener also contains magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium.
So, while some argue about using sugar perhaps this is a case to use in moderation………like I know anything about moderation…….ha ha!

Mini Palmier

Now, I know Walmart is a long way from being French, but the first time I had a Palmier was from the deli/bakery at Walmart. It was awesome, flaky, sugary, and a little sticky and the things that make pastry delicious. I would stop and get them frequently on Fat Friday’s ……..that’s Tim and my days of the week to eat whatever……no holding back………not unlike some other days but still it, has been dubbed as such by the self proclaimed queen of making shit up………Me!!!!!

Which bring me to this recipe.I have visions of them being a nice addition to a Christmas cookie tray, as a potluck take along, or for that I need a dessert quick thing your husband or child just told you about……….you know that last minute panic deal!

But what I really like is ………..my own Palmiers anytime I want……but mini…….so they are really cute and absolutely perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

Mini Palmiers Collage

So, walk don’t run and get the pastry and turbinado sugar to try these easy two ingredient Palmiers.

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Mini Palmiers

Mini Palmiers

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1/23/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm puff-pastry sheets,thawed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400*
  2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of sugar on your work surface. Unfold pastry working with one sheet at a time, keeping the other sheet cover to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Place unfold sheet on the sugar. Roll it to an even thickness. Sprinkle it with 2-3 tablespoons of the sugar, pressing into the dough slightly.
  4. Starting at one long side of the rectangle, roll the pastry toward the center of the sheet, stopping at the middle. Repeat with the opposite long side, so the rolls meet. Trim the ends.
  5. Cut the roll into equal pieces. I find that dividing the roll in half, then the halves in half and half again is the easier way to have all even slices.Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them 1 inch apart. I flattened my slightly before sprinkling with more of the sugar.
  6. Bake until golden and puffed, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from oven and flip palmers over. They should have a nice caramelized bottom. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. They can be served warm or at room temperature.

Keywords: puff pastry, make ahead, easy, 2 ingredient, cookie

 

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

I’m not sure I have ever mentioned this before, but I LOVE Pinterest!!!! I can get lost for hours, and hours!!! Those of you who love Pinterest, you know exactly what I mean!

Now, we all see these fabulous recipes, neat craft ideas, and all that Pinterest has to offer,but how much of it really works the way we see it………well these Oreo Stuffed Crescents did!!!! 

Now, I only have two complaints about Pinterest……1. I am never sure if I find a recipe and use it or parts of it, that I am giving credit to the right person for the idea/recipe and 2. I hate when you click on a recipe, and it goes to just a picture or something spammy!

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I saw these Oreo Stuffed Crescents on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to try it. I picked it up from the food blog Oh Bite It ! I did put my own spin on it…….as much as you can with such a simple, but tasty idea. 

The Oreo Stuffed Crescents took just minutes to prepare, minutes to bake, and were soooooo good!

The next time you are looking for a quick to fix sweet treat, try our Oreo Stuffed Crescents…….ad some vanilla ice cream…..hmmm, heaven!!!

They were husband and brother in law approved!!!!

Oreo Stuffed Crescents Collage

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Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

  • Author: Adapted from Oh Bite It!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 8 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  2. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Place 1 cookie on wide end of each crescent. Fold dough up and over cookie and swirl around to completely cover the cookie, making sure all the seams are pinched and sealed. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush each crescent with the heavy cream and sprinkle tops with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake about 12 minutes or until puffy and light golden brown.

Keywords: oreo cookie, crescent dinner roll, bake, easy

 

Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls 

Chocolate CHip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls 1

Once again I tried something and it did not go as planned…….but, this time the result was marvelous !!!!

I saw in a Huffington Post blurb, a story about 2014 food trends. One of the items was from a blog called Dude Foods. On the blog Nick, who writes the blog, used canned cinnamon rolls and chocolate chip cookie dough to make these stuffed cinnamon rolls. In his recipe you unroll the cinnamon roll , roll out cookie dough to the same length and cut into strips. You then re-roll the cinnamon roll with the cookie dough inside and bake. Sounds easy right?

Well, leave it to me to buy the wrong kind of cinnamon rolls. I bought just the regular one that I think are biscuits with cinnamon topping. No way to unwrap them……..so, instead of scrapping the whole idea, since the chocolate chip cookie dough was in small squares (I bought the ready, already ones) , I figured I could make the cinnamon roll into a cup, put the cookie dough inside and bake…….it worked great. It was also a little easier to make the cup and just set the cookie dough inside as apposed to rolling out the dough…….sorry Nick!

So, I had set aside the icing, since I like a nice visual……..we are all into “food porn” at our house….lol. I put the icing into a plastic bag, cut the tip off,and made a nice little crosshatch pattern. You can just as easily ice them like you would a regular cinnamon roll.

They were really yummy. Tim and I had them with some ice cream for dessert…….because after all, isn’t dessert the whole point of a meal????

But, these would also be great for anytime you need a last minute treat. They took minutes to prepare, and about 15 minutes to bake.

So, they next time you need a quick to fix, take along treat, that requires only 2 ingredients………..try these Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls.

Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

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Chocolate Chip Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Adapted from Dude Foods
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 112.4oz package Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls “Cinnabon” with icing (just the regular size not the
  • Grands)
  • 116 1/2 oz. package Toll House Chocolate Chip cookie dough.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*
  2. Remove cinnamon roll (reserve the frosting cup that comes with the cinnamon rolls)and from their packages. Remove chocolate chip cookies from their package(you will have left over cookie dough).
  3. Form each cinnamon roll into a cup shape and place 1 piece of cookie dough in each cinnamon roll cup. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Drizzle the frosting from the cinnamon roll package over the stuffed cinnamon rolls. Enjoy!

Keywords: cinnamon rolls, cookie dough, bake, easy, quick