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Posted By: Charmion
13-Apr-10 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Bread Rolls
Subject: RE: Folklore: Bread Rolls
A southern French pastry, called "paume de Juif" (Jew's palm), is a heart-shaped confection of puff pastry sprinkled with large sugar crystals. It is made by rolling a large rectangle of pastry from both ends, and cutting the double tube into slices about a centimetre thick. Bake in a fairly hot oven, sprinkle with sugar.

I first saw them on the French Riviera in 1972. I have never seen them anywhere else.