Croissant is a famous French crescent shaped pastry, an in-demand breakfast item in my house. This is my 'go-to' option when I want a change yet lazy to indulge in an extensive cooking. Pick up the ready made dough available in supermarkets & you are basically done with your fancy breakfast in less than half-an-hour, out of which 1/3 of the time goes in manual preparation and 2/3 into baking.
Butter Croissants are the most popular ones out of the available options in the market but I like to add my personal touch by filling in Nutella & Peanut Butter and prefer serving them warm. The combination of warm butter croissant with melted peanut butter/nutella is mouth watering.
For those who don't have a sweet tooth can replace it your choice of filling.
Let's get started with this appearing-to-be-difficult-but-actually-easy recipe
Crescent dough – you can find this in refrigerator section of your grocery stores.
Nutella (Hazel nut spread)
Other requirements – parchment paper & baking tray
Preheat your Oven to 350°F. The dough I am using is already divided in 8 triangles. If you have a seamless one then divide it into 8 equal triangles as below
Now take one triangle at a time & work on it. You will notice that the triangle point is not currently in the center hence we will start stretching & pulling it to get the point of the triangle in center.
Place the broader side closer to you & place the filling at the center. Don't fill too much as it will ooze out when you bake it. I added 1 tbsp which is quite sufficient. I made few with just Nutella or peanut butter & others using a mixture of both.
Now start rolling this from broader side to the narrow side, press the sides to ensure your filling is well locked up inside. You can leave the wings as is or tuck them in as I have done for a few. Basically roll them to your choice of shape.
Now place them on baking tray lined with parchment paper by leaving sufficient space between each one of them as they will grow in size.
Follow the baking instructions on your dough pack. I baked mine for about 20 mins on 350°F.
You are done! Your croissants are ready serve them warm by dusting some confectionery sugar.