Lemon syllabub with mini palmiers recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 30 min
Cooking: 14 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 346 kCal 17%
Fat 20g 29%
  -  Saturates 12g 60%
Carbohydrates 36g 17%
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  • These lemon syllabubs are infused with lemon curd and have a thick, creamy taste as well as texture.

    This lemon syllabub with mini palmiers recipe is essentially two recipes in one. You can use shop-bought biscuits if you don’t have time to make your own mini palmiers. However they are very easily made with just two ingredients. These are perfect if you’re hosting a dinner party as they can be made ahead of the evening.

    Ingredients

    • 2 egg whites
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 40ml Gewurztraminer wine, or another medium-dry white wine
    • 1 lemon, zest
    • 150ml double cream
    • 75g lemon curd
    • To make the mini palmiers (makes 12-14):
    • 160g all-butter puff pastry
    • 45g golden caster sugar

    Method

    • To make palmiers heat the oven to 200C/Gas 6. On a sheet of baking parchment roll the puff pastry to a thickness of 3mm. Sprinkle over half the sugar. Spread evenly and Roll again to press the sugar into the pastry.

    • Flip the pastry over and sprinkle over the remaining sugar. Roll to a 1mm square. Tightly roll both sides into the centre. Cut 2cm pieces and place on a lined baking tray so that the palmier face is looking up at you.

    • Bake for 10 mins, flip with a spatula and cook for a further 4 mins until golden. Cool on the tray.

    • While the palmiers cool make the syllabub. Whisk the egg white add sugar together until thick. In a separate bowl whip cream with the wine and lemon zest until stiff.

    • Fold the egg whites into in cream mixture in two inclusions. Put the lemon curd into a bowl and mix the cream mixture through it to create a marble effect. Use two spoons to put the mixture into the glasses. Refrigerate until ready to serve with a palmier or two, or three.

    Top tips for making lemon syllabub with mini palmiers:

    • Whenever deputy Food Editor Rose Fooks has scraps of puff pastry leftover from other recipes like pies or tarts, she likes to make palmiers as they are a great way of using up leftovers.
    • If you're short on time swap the homemade palmiers for shop-bought

    What are palmiers made of?

    Palmiers are made from the simple but delicious combination of puff pastry and a little sugar. We recommend choosing a puff pastry that's rich in butter for an indulgent finished product.

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