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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Schweinsoerchen (Pig's ears) (German)

A very popular kind of German cookies called literally "little pig ears". :) While the rest of the world simply calls similar cookies "palmiers" or palm-tree cookies. I actually made something very similar once, using a brown sugar and cinnamon filling. 
But this here is the true German version, so I'm sticking with tradition to bring you these little crunchy morsels. They're munched on especially in winter (and around the holidays). And they couldn't be any easier to make, really. Enjoy! :)

Last year: Gröstl (Austrian potato, bacon and onion hash).
Two years ago: Karbonāde (Pork Cutlets With Chanterelle Cream Sauce) (Latvian).
Three years ago: Butternut squash soup with chili and cream.
Four years ago: Middle Eastern pita bread (tutorial) (vegan).

  • 1 package puff pastry (all-butter preferably), 300 g
  • 50 g butter
  • 75 g sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons vanilla powder sugar

Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Roll out the puff pastry and melt the butter in a small pan. Brush the dough with the melted butter and sprinkle the sugar evenly on top:

Roll back the pastry from both ends (left and right), to form a parchment-shaped scroll:

Wrap it back into its paper and put the scroll thus formed into the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and slice the pastry. Arrange the slices on the tray:

Put the tray in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Take the tray out, and sprinkle the vanilla powder sugar on top of them

They're done, dig in! :)

P.S: We found that it's really nice to always keep some around the house. Although they're over pretty fast and you need to make some more. Luckily, it's so easy, that the renewal of the source of noms shouldn't be a problem. :)

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