Delicious Almond Croissants Recipe – Laura Vitale –

Delicious Almond Croissants Recipe – Laura Vitale –

 An Almond Croissant in the morning…. I can taste it now.  The topping and the filling combination along with the buttery croissant and a cup of freshly made coffee … is just too much! Just too much to resist.

Almost in a trance, your eyes roll back in your head, taste buds go crazy and … well… you get my drift. These almond  treats are probably similar to what the Chefs in heaven serve to their guests.

Laura make this very easy to do by the way. It’s not complicated at all and your family will love you all the more….. LOL  All kidding aside these are to die for so give them a try. They truly are Delicious Almond Croissants…. YUM

Preparation15 minutes
Cook time20 minutes
ServingsMakes 8

Ingredients

  • 8 Large Croissants, cut in half horizontally

  • 1 cup of Ground Almonds

  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract

  • Zest of 1/2 of a Lemon

  • 8 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature

  • 1 Tbsp of All Purpose Flour

  • Sliced Almonds

  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract

  • Confectioners Sugar

  • Pinch of Salt

Preparation

    1) To make the filling: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest and using a handheld electric whisk, whisk for a few minutes or until the mixture becomes thick and takes on a consistency similar to a mousse.

 2) Add the ground almonds and flour and mix until you have a creamy mixture.

 3) Spread a bit of the filling on the bottom cut side of the croissant, put the top on, spread a little more on top, sprinkle with some almonds and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Continue with the remaining croissants, then bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

4) Sprinkle over some confectioners sugar and dig in!

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