French Pastry takes a lot of time and effort that, rarely, I have time for. However, I wanted to stretch my cooking and baking abilities and I was looking for a new challenge. So, I decided to make croissants! Now, for those of you who are more seasoned in baking and understand the time that it takes to make french pastries, I’m sure you are already laughing at me.
For those of you who are considering this dish, let me warn you, THEY TAKE TIME. There are several steps to making them from scratch. So if you are going to a potluck or a dinner, you need to start on these the night before. But if you are serious and want to make these, here are some ideas that you may want to try:
– Chocolate Croissants: I took some chocolate chips and placed them in the middle of the danishes so they would have a chocolaty filling and drizzled them with chocolate also. They are good!
– Cheddar Croissants: I’m not that much of a cheesy bread person, but adding cheddar cheese in this mixture for a cheesy flavor sounds like a good idea.
– Almond Croissants: I love “almondy” things. I love that flavor. So you can make an almond custard and fill it in the middle and top it off with almond slices.
– Honey Croissants: These are easy, one your croissants are done, just glaze some butter and drizzle some honey over them. You will immediately feel like you gained 10 pounds, but life is short right?
Please do not let me discourage you from making these. They are worth every second and your taste buds will love you forever!
If you are reading this side of the page, you must be thinking seriously about making these delicate french pastries. Well good luck!
This recipe is from Martha Stewart’s website.