Tuesday, December 17, 2013

chocolate croissants

Yum yum yum. Yum yum yumm, yum yummy yum yum. Oh. Sorry. I was speaking food. What I was trying to say is, these are easy. These are perfect. These disappeared fast. Maybe I should make some more. With only 3 ingredients, they are super easy to whip up.
Start with some puff pastry. Defrosted puff pastry. Frozen will break on you and that's no good.
I rolled the puff pastry just a tiny bit. Not too much. Just enough to thin it out and make it a bit larger.
Then I slice the puff pastry into 8 equal pieces. One for each chunk of chocolate!
Fold the puff pastry over each little chunk of chocolate, then brush the rest of the pastry with egg wash. Roll up and that's it. Seriously, that's it.
Repeat, repeat, repeat!
Brush the tops of each croissant with more egg wash, and I crimp the edges of mine just a little bit. It doesn't do much, but I do it all the same. These are going to go into the fridge for 10 minutes to firm up, then into the oven.
10 minutes is all the baking time you need. You don't want them to be browned, just very slightly golden. Powdered sugar is necessary but not required. You may be tempted to eat one of these immediately, but I do recommend waiting a few minutes. Burning your mouth on chocolate isn't the worst thing in the world, but it's certainly not the best.
Chocolate Croissants
What a wonderful idea, The Comfort of Cooking!
1 sheet puff pastry, dethawed
1 bar chocolate, broken into 8 pieces
1 egg
1 teaspoon water
Powdered sugar, for dusting

Whisk together egg and water. Set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out puff pastry then slice into 8 rectangles. Place a piece of chocolate onto the end of each rectangle. Fold over the puff pastry over the chocolate, then brush the egg wash over the remaining pastry. Finish rolling then place onto a baking pan, seam side down. Repeat until all chocolate and puff pastry is gone. Crimp edges with a fork, then brush with egg wash. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes than bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until very slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and let set for 10 minutes before dusting with powdered sugar. Enjoy!