Almond Croissants

Screen Shot 2016-10-02 at 8.08.08 am.pngOkay, confession time, technically this isn’t a croissant recipe.. this is an almond cream and syrup recipe. BUT.. in my defence this is actually how french bakeries traditionally used up left over croissants to avoid wasting them. Plus, who has time to make croissants from scratch on a Sunday morning? This way you can buy them (or make them) the day before and freshen them up ready for a super speedy, at-home, bakery-style breakfast. Et voilà!

  • 4 day-old croissants
  • 2 tablespoons of flaked almonds
  • 60g of caster sugar (1/4 cup), and 1 tablespoons for the syrup
  • 50g of almond flour (1/2 cup)
  • 120g of water (1/2 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon of icing sugar for dusting

PREHEAT OVEN TO 180˚c

For the syrup

  1. Combine 1 tablespoon of sugar, vanilla extract and the water in a small saucepan
  2. Simmer until the sugar completely dissolves
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool

For the almond cream

  1. In a large bowl combine the sugar, almond meal, a pinch of salt
  2. Mix in the butter
  3. Add eggs
  4. Continue to mix until mixture is light and creamy

Croissants… assemble!

  1. Cut each croissant in half (like a sandwich)
  2. Drizzle the inside of each half with the syrup, making sure to cover the croissant evenly
  3. Spread (or pipe ) your almond cream evenly over each half
  4. Put the two halves of your croissant sandwich together
  5. Spread a small amount of the almond cream on top of the croissant and sprinkle on the flaked almonds
  6. Bake for approximately 15 minutes
  7. Dust withering sugar and serve with a cup of black coffee and a glass of OJ. Delicious!

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Almond Croissants

  1. I had an almond croissant at a French bakery for the first time ever the other day, and it was heaven! Very pricey though, so I’m glad to know I can make them myself! I am really looking forward to trying this one out. Thanks for the great idea!

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