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Old 07-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Cheat's French Croissant! Budget, Instant, Delicious Croissant

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Yes, That's right. I lost my mind. I've decided to make fake french croissants. Not so fake. Not so real either. I hope I won't loose my nationality by doing these...

But they are the fastest croissants you could ever make.

First you will need puff pastry. I use two stacked rolls of butter puff pastry to make it thicker ( 5 mm or 1/5 inch ). And that's it. No more fancy ingredients.

A round dough is indeed a nice shape for what's coming next.

Then, cut the dough into Thin-Pizza-Slices shapes. Boom ! They go in the preheated oven at 220C or 440F for about 15 minutes (or till they go golden brown)...

Out of the oven. Eat them warm with sugar on top. We don't do that in France but who cares ;)

It's perfect for a different yet tasty and quick breakfast, don't you think ?

Hope you will like it

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Old 07-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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What a great idea! Thanks!
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Cool, thanks Gab

Love croissants
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Do you roll them into croissant shape or just bake them flat? Great idea!
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Ads, Gab rolls them into a shape...have a look at his video on his YouTube site, it is great
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Do you roll them into croissant shape or just bake them flat? Great idea!
Thanks Addie !

Yes, as Kylie said, I roll them into croissants shape.
Put the "pizza slice" with the tip pointing at you.
Then from the opposite ("the crust") just roll it toward yourself.
Roll but do not crush.
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Thanks. Now on for the next questions I have never seen butter puff pastry in this country. And my store only sells square sheets. Can I brush each sheet with softened butter? Will that work? I know how to cut squares into triangles.
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Thanks. Now on for the next questions I have never seen butter puff pastry in this country. And my store only sells square sheets. Can I brush each sheet with softened butter? Will that work? I know how to cut squares into triangles.
Yes definitely ! This should work ! The important is the final thickness and the shape. ( 5mm or 1/5 inch and for the shape a "thin long pizza slice" )
Don't forget to sprinkle ice sugar at the end or it would be a bit bland.
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Yes definitely ! This should work ! The important is the final thickness and the shape. ( 5mm or 1/5 inch and for the shape a "thin long pizza slice" )
Don't forget to sprinkle ice sugar at the end or it would be a bit bland.
I was thinking more along the lines of spreading Nutella on the sheet before cutting. Then rolling.
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Addie, Nutella would be great. I would use a combo of cinnamon and sugar rather than just sugar, also.
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