Quick, hot and tasty crossiants straight from the oven are a delicacy. These gems are easy to make and filled with ham and cheese or jam they make the perfect breakfast, brunch or lunch. I have included some tasty filling alternatives at the bottom.
Hot croissants are the perfect brunch without the trip to the bakery
Ingredients 3 sheets of puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup ham, cut
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup jam (I used my guava jam but any will do)
1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Beat the egg and set aside.
Cut the pastry in half. Then cut each half into triangles. Repeat with the other sheets of pastry.
To make the savoury crossiants, place 1 tbsp ham and 1 tbsp cheese in the middle of the base of the triangle, at the widest end. Allow 1-2 cm free of ingredients. Repeat topping with ham and cheese on half of the pastry triangles.
To make the sweet croissants, place 1 1/2 tbsp of the jam in the middle of the base of the remaining triangles, allowing 1-2cm free of jam.
Brush the pastry with the egg until completely covered.
Place the ingredients on the widest end of the triangles and brush the pastry with egg
Roll the pastry starting from the widest end.
Roll the pastry starting from the widest end
Squeeze each end of the pastry to seal.
Gently curve the pastry in the middle to form a crescent shape.
Place the crescents on the baking tray and repeat rolling, sealing and forming crescents with the other triangles.
Brush the pastry with the egg and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
Take out of the oven and cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!
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