I have always loved croissants. Their buttery taste melting in your mouth. I think croissants are one of the best things in the world and, therefore, I always thought that they were incredibly difficult to make.
Well, turns out that they are not as difficult to make as I thought. Of course, they are great if you make your own puff pastry. If you are willing to do that, follow this link to my last post, that shows you
how to do it.
If you don't feel like doing your own puff pastry (I get it, it takes a lot of time) you could buy the dough instead. It will reduce the time into merely minutes (follow the instructions, of course!).
I made these croissants for a breakfast date with my friends. Each one of us brought something and we enjoyed a beautiful day in a park in the middle of Barcelona. We even had the visit of an excited puppy who would have wreaked havoc if I hadn't caught her on time!
yields 12 croissants
- 500g puff pastry dough
- 150g Nutella
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbs milk
- Cut the dough into triangles of 5cm base.
- Put a teaspoon of Nutella in the base of each triangle. Roll it from the base (the widest part) towards the tip.
- Place the croissants on a parchment paper lined tray and cover with a cloth for two hours until they double their volume. Bear in mind that you should leave a two-centimeter separation between each croissant.
- Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC (356ºF).
- Beat together the egg and milk and gently paint each croissant with the mix.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
Make them! Prepare them in advance and treat yourself every once in a while! You could freeze them and bake a couple of them for a special breakfast anytime!
Here's the pdf: