Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mini Cream Horns & Palmiers with Honey Cream

cream horns with honey cream and nutella cream

What a start off for the summer holiday with rain!  It has been raining for a few days and the kids are feeling bored staying indoor (they may not be that bored if I haven't restricted them to use computer for only 2 hours a day!) So we head into the kitchen and look for things to make.  We have some frozen puff pastry and cream, and I have these cream horn moulds and some very large strawberries. The first batches of the cream horns and palmiers were gone in a flash as we were so hungry and they tasted so delicious.  My daughter made her palmiers with white chocolate and caster sugar from the recipe she learnt at school and I put in nutella with whipped cream for the cream horns for something different.

Mini Cream Horns

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 egg, beaten
thicken cream, whipped
icing sugar for dusting

Cut pastry into 12 strips about 2cm wide.  Lightly grease the mould, then starting rolling the pastry onto the mould starting from the points of tins.  Place horns on baking tray lined with baking paper and brush them with egg.  Bake in hot oven till puff up then reduce to moderate until horns are lightly browned and crisp.  Pipe in honey cream or nutella cream, dust with icing sugar and garnish with strawberries.

For honey cream and nutella cream: add 1/2 teaspoon of honey to 1/3 cup whipped cream and add 1 heap tablespoon of nutella to 1/2 cup whipped cream.

Palmiers with Honey Cream

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
raw sugar
ground nutmeg
honey cream

Sprinkle sugar and nutmeg evenly over the pastry, loosely roll one side at a time into the middle until both sides meet.  Sprinkle extra sugar onto the bottom of the pastry as you roll up so that both sides are coated with sugar.  Roll the pastry over to form a log shape. Cut pastry into 5mm thick pieces.  Place the cut side up with a V-shape onto the baking tray lined with baking paper.  Bake at hot oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with honey cream.

white chocolate palmiers
My daughter made this for her art project. Couldn't stop hugging it!


  1. OMG! Your daughter is brilliant! I had to take a closer look and realise that this is not Nutella!

    Love your idea of using puff pastry to make these corn horns. Your daughter must have inherited her creative genes from you :D

  2. Your Palmiers look yummy, Veronica...no way I can find these forms here, to make the beautiful horns. Will have to google them to order!

  3. I have wanted to make palmiers FOREVER> I always get puff pastry with the intention of making them and then never do. I have to do it this time around- yours look to good not too! i love the idea of honey and nutella cream too

  4. They look really good and tasty. I have made these myself. I will be making them. Thanks for sharing.

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