It's time to bring back one of my favorite blog features - WTF Wednesday!
A little over a year ago I discovered the secret to happiness - you can totally make chocolate croissants (or as my French husband would say - petit pain au chocolate - he refuses to call them by the easy name) at home! This is either good news or bad news depending on your perspective, I guess. I am choosing to throw all thoughts of diet aside and declare it the Best. News. Ever.
I took pictures of the entire process to share with you. They are really easy to make, I figure even I could do it...but why would I want to when I have my own personal French chef? ;-)
|just a few ingredients away from warm, melty, chocolate croissants!|
|Lightly flour your surface, unfold the puff pastry sheet and then cut in 3 pieces by following the fold lines|
|measure about 7 inches and cut the rest off to use for something else|
|fold over a little at the top|
|brush on an egg wash at the bottom. this will be your "glue" later|
|line up your chocolate chips, keep them in the middle when it's all folded over|
|fold over and press down just a little on the bottom where the egg wash was brushed. don't press too much or it won't puff up in the oven|
|preheat the oven to 400|
|set the timer for 20 minutes|
|put those babies in the oven|
|about five minutes before time is up, pull them out and quickly (and lightly) brush the entire croissant with egg wash, then put them back in the over for the final 5 minutes|
|DING! They're done!|
Make sure you let them cool down a bit before devouring or else you'll burn your mouth...then again, maybe it's worth a little pain.
Now Wasn't That Fun?