Best way to wake up christmas morning...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

is with some freshly baked chocolate croissants! Reserved only for special occasions, I like to make these for Easter too. They are so easy and you can prepare them the night before and bake in the morning. This is a Nigella Lawson recipe so we know its yummy and decedent!


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Unfurl the sheet of pastry and then cut it into 6 squares.

Cut each square diagonally to give 2 triangles (they will appear quite small). Put the triangle with the wider part facing you and the point away from you.

Break off small pieces of chocolate (approx.1cm/half inch) to place about 2cm/3/4-inch up from the wide end nearest you.

Then carefully roll from that chocolate loaded end towards the point of the triangle.

You should now have something resembling a straight croissant, seal it slightly with your fingertips and curl it around into a crescent.

Place the chocolate croissants on a lined baking tray and paint with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffy and exuberantly, if miniaturely, croissant-like.


Mel said...

Oh yum! That sounds sooooo good! Might have to try those these holidays. Thanks for sharing!!!