Classic Palmiers
Breville Test Kitchen

Breville Test Kitchen

Classic Palmiers

These sweet, buttery French creations are crisp, light and moreish. Even better, they’re deceptively simple with only four ingredients. Serve them with coffee, pop them in lunch boxes or add them to your next ice cream sundae.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro Product Details

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

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1 hr 15 mins total time

15 mins active time


Makes 24



  • granulated sugar icon
    ½ cup (3½ oz) granulated sugar
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tsp kosher salt
  • sheet frozen puff pastry (9 1/2-inch square) icon
    1 sheet frozen puff pastry (9 1/2-inch square)

    just thawed

  • unsalted butter icon
    1½ tbsp unsalted butter



  • 1Combine the sugar and salt in a bowl.
  • 2Lay the pastry on a sheet of parchment paper. Brush with half the butter and sprinkle with half the sugar mixture. Top with a sheet of parchment paper and lightly roll with a rolling pin. Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and brush off any excess sugar mixture. Place the parchment paper back on the pastry.
  • 3Turn the pastry over, peel off the parchment paper and repeat on the other side. Remove the top parchment paper.
  • 4Mark the center of the pastry and ½-inch on either side, then at the quarter points. Using the markings as a guide, fold over one edge of the pastry to the quarter point, then fold again towards the center leaving a ½-inch space from the center mark. Repeat on the other side and fold in half.
  • 5Wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm up. This makes it easier to cut.
  • 6Insert the wire rack into position 5. Set the oven to Bake, Convection, 385°F, for 9 minutes, confirm Rotate Remind and press Start to preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 7Line the roasting pan with parchment paper. Cut the pastry into 24 pieces approximately ½-inch thick. Place 8 pieces, cut side up, evenly spaced apart in the pan. Place the remaining palmiers in the refrigerator while cooking.
  • 8Once preheated, place the pan in the oven and cook for 9 minutes. When the Rotate Remind signals, use a spatula to turn the palmiers over and continue cooking.
  • 9The palmiers should be golden and crisp. If not, cook a little longer.
  • 10Cool the palmiers in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Reline the pan with a parchment paper and repeat with the remaining palmiers.
  • 11Once cooled, the palmiers are ready to serve.
    Tip: Palmiers will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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