There are times when you want a snack and you don’t want a sweet snack. If that is the case then these are perfect.

    Savory Elephant Ears

There are actually two types of of Ears up there. On the left are the Savory Cheese Ears from Malgieri’s the Modern Baker.The process is the same to make these as with the Sweet Perfect Elephant Ears.Roll the dough into a 8″ x 12″ rectangle {mine is smaller because I made only 1/4 of the recipe}. After brushing the whole surface with egg wash you spread a mix of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, paprika, and salt. Fold half of the dough toward the center but not touching the center.

Fold the other 1/2 toward the center

and then fold both of those halves again toward the center.

Cut the dough in half and leave in the chill-chest (Thanks, AB!) for at least an hour. Then slice like cookies into 1/2 pieces, place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 12 – 15 minutes until golden brown and puffy.

What you end up with is a cheesy tasty will puffy treat. These are definitely going on my “take to the next party” list.

As I was reading through some of my favorite foodie blogs I ran across a Pesto Palmier (Elephant Ears) on Jill’s blog where she used basil pesto for the filling. So half of the dough went for Malgieri’s Savory Ears and half for Jill’s Pesto ears. {I used my Cashew Pesto for this one.} Equally tasty.

The recipe for the Ears is in Malgieri’s the Modern Baker on page. 210. And please visit the Puff Pastry Section of the Modern Baker Challenge for other Elephant Ears and Puff Pastry Treats.

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