I am feeling fancy!! Why you ask? Because I made palmiers. Honestly, I have never had or really heard of palmiers until a few weeks ago when I was watching this episode of Pioneer Woman. It was an episode all about ways to use puff pastry. Sadly for us gluten free people…it is a no go on the puff pastry. If you have read other posts of mine you know I am not a huge baker. Yes, I am getting better and have quite a few recipes for baked goods here on GFJ, but I do not have patience for tedious baking. Being a mom to a crawling, curious 7 month old I also don’t have much time for fancy pastries.
Good news for gluten free, no -patience for fancy pastry people like me…you can make palmiers using All-Purpose Bread Mix from my friends at Chebe. They look super fancy, but are easy to make. What I love about palmiers is that you can customize the filling any way you want…sweet, savory, spicy…the possibilities are endless. If you want to make a homemade appetizer that wows, this is it.
While this bread mix is a little different than puff pastry, rolling it out into a thin layer and baking it gives a light, crisp texture, similar to what a traditional palmier would be like.
For the filling I used a combination of tangy goat cheese, sweet raspberry preserves, and walnuts for a little bit of crunch. If you have a marble board or granite counter tops it is a breeze to roll this dough out…I didn’t even need to flour the board.
Roll up the dough, refrigerate, slice, brush with a little butter so they get golden brown…
And then make sure you have someone to share with because these are addicting!
Have a fabulous week!
- 1 box Chebe All-Purpose Bread Mix
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 large eggs (at room temp)
- 4 tbsp milk
- 2 oz. goat cheese, softened to room temperature
- 2 tbsp raspberry preserves
- 1 tbsp raw walnuts, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp course sea salt
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Make the bread mix according to package directions (Omit the optional step of adding cheese to the dough).
- Carefully roll out the dough to a rectangle that is approximately 10x14 inches. If you roll this out on a marble board you do not need to flour it, but if you are using a wood board you will need to lightly dust with gf flour.
- Combine the raspberry preserves and softened goat cheese and spread in an even layer on the dough.
- Sprinkle finely chopped walnuts on top of the goat cheese mixture.
- Carefully begin to roll each side in until the two rolled parts meet in the middle.
- Place the rolled dough in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill.
- Using a sharp knife slice the dough into ½ inch thick pieces and lay on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Melt butter and brush the tops of the palmiers.
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the palmiers are lightly golden brown.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Chebe, a brand that I use and trust. All images, recipes, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Gluten Free Jess possible!