I’ve recently started a full time job so I haven’t managed to join in yet this year with the Great Bloggers Bake Off. Semi-final and here I am….finally. I was going to make a savarin buuuuttt I knew I needed to make something fairly quickly and easy as I am very pushed for time at the weekends. I have used bought puff pastry as I have many more things I can do with those precious hours, and if it’s good enough for Mary Berry then it’s good enough for me!

So I decided to go for palmiers and I’m going home one step further and using a recipe I stole from my sister! I really like this recipe it’s a quick mix, slap, roll and bake. Hey presto palmiers. And to make it even better…..”how?” I hear you ask. Well by adding courgettes I can get an extra vegetable into the child without them knowing. So here is my pilfered recipe (I’m fairly sure she won’t mind me sharing it!)

Hey Pesto Palmiers

1 packet of puff pastry

1 courgette, grated

Red Pesto

Cheese, grated

  • Dry off the grated courgette slightly
  • Add half the jar of Pesto
  • Mix in the cheese, as much as you like (within reason!)

  • Smooth the mixture all over the puff pastry and roll one side into the middle and then the other side.

  • Pop this into the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Now cut the palmiers into slices about half an inch thick.
  • Bake at Gas 6/180°fan for 15-20 minutes until cooked through
  • Eat!!

I couldn’t bring myself to make two different savoury palmiers. So I made biscoff spread ones. It sounds a bit odd but wow they are gooood.

Biscoff Palmiers

1 packet of puff pastry 

Jar of biscoff spread

  • Spread the biscoff onto the pastry
  • Roll up as above and pop them into the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Slice and bake at Gas 6/180°fan for 15-20 minutes until cooked and golden *be careful the filling is very hot!*
  • Enjoy

These ones didn’t turn out very good but they were yummy.

I was given the opportunity to work with tesco for this bake. They have a variety of fantastic recipes on their website.

It’s not too late to join the Great Bloggers Bake Off 2016.