Pastry

Cinnamon and nut palmiers

This recipe is a little different than usual palmiers in that it uses nuts in the filling. They’re a cross between a regular palmier and baklava! The assembly step looks a bit difficult, but really is very easy and quick.

New Zealand Woman's Weekly|Apr 14, 2019

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