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Ham and cheese palmiers on a cooling rackisp French biscuits are simple to do and perfect to serve to guests with drinks.

Ham and Cheese Palmiers

Amanda Wren-Grimwood
These deliciously crisp French biscuits are simple to make and delicious served with drinks.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 24 Biscuits
Calories 71 kcal


  • 230 g pack rectangular butter puff pastry
  • 70 g finely grated Emmenthal cheese
  • 2 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • seasoning
  • 4 slices thin cooked ham


  • Cut the puff pastry in half lengthways and sprinkle with the cheese, pressing in lightly.
  • Cover the whole pastry area with the ham.
  • Take the two short sides and bring to the middle, pinching to seal. 
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bring the short sides to the middle again.
  • Wrap in grease proof paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 230 C and slice the ham and cheese palmiers into half centimetre slices. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and a sprinkling of herbs and bake for  10-15 minutes until puffed and golden. 
  • Transfer to a cooling for a few minutes before serving still warm.


Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 83mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword palmiers
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