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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook

By Downton Abbey

Published 2020

  • About

In Edwardian England, the ability to produce refined French pastry, such as the puff pastry used for palmiers, was an essential skill of cooks in the houses of the aristocracy. Although palmier is French for “palm tree,” these flaky, crunchy cookies have taken on many names across the world, from pig’s ears, elephant’s ears, and coeurs de France to shoe soles, eyeglasses, and more.