Who doesn't fancy a freshly baked croissant in the morning? Or maybe you are more in the mood for a muffin... You can't decide? Why not try a cruffin? You may be wondering what is a cruffin. Well, it is, as the name says, a combination between croissant and muffin. Cool, huh?
I promise it is as amazing as it sounds. I found the recipe while investigating in Pinterest and it piqued my curiosity. And, to make things easier for my sudden cruffin obsession to grow, the pin I found was amazing. It was the blog Lady and Pups and the tutorial on how to make cruffins. Please visit it. The step by step very well thought and the photos are beautiful.
She uses homemade puff pastry and a pasta machine, and her result is marvelous. Sadly, I don't own (yet) a pasta machine and I didn't have time to make my own puff pastry. I did have a packet of puff pastry in the fridge and Oreos in the pantry so I decided to give it a try.
They turned out delicious. Do not compare them with the Lady and Pups one though! Hers look stunning!
- 250g puff pastry
- 50g butter, softened
- 6 Oreo cookies
- flour, for sprinkling
- Divide and cut the puff pastry into six strips.
- Cover with flour the work surface, and the rolling pin. Take one of the puff pastry strips and roll it until it is really thin. Make sure that the dough does not stick into the work surface by turning it and moving it every time you use the rolling pin. Sprinkle the surface with flour again if necessary.
- Spread butter on the dough (with your fingers or the back of a spoon) being extra careful not to break the thin layer.
- Crush 1 cookie (one per cruffin) and sprinkle it along the dough evenly.
- Roll it up and cut it vertically with a knife. Make a knot with the dough. (Repeat with every puff pastry strip.)
- Put the knots into a parchment paper covered muffin tin. Let it proof for 2 hours- until it doubles its size; or cover it and put in the fridge overnight.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes at 200ºC (395ºF) until golden. Let it cool down before serving.
So, what do you think about cruffins? Will you brave them? You can see that they are not as difficult as they may look...