Easy Almond Croissants
Jazz up a shop bought croissant and turn it into something utterly delicious!
Servings 4 croissants
- 75 g butter at room temperature
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 2 tbsp plain flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 tsp almond extract use a little extra if you want a heightened almond flavour
- 1/2 cup flaked almonds
- 4 large croissants I use Woolworths or Coles brand usually
- icing sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees C. (350 F)
Split the croissants length ways.
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the croissants on the baking tray and bake for 5 mins.
Meanwhile, place butter, almond meal, icing sugar, flour and essences in a food processor. Process until a smooth paste forms.
Open each croissant out flat. Spread 1 tablespoon of the mixture over the centre of each warmed croissant. Close to sandwich together.
Spread about 1 teaspoon of paste over the top of each croissant and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
Bake for another 10 minutes approximately, until golden.Dust with icing sugar to serve.
*If you buy smaller croissants you may find that you have enough almond cream to make 6.
*If you don’t like the flavour of almond essence use an additional ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
Calories: 647kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 162mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.9mg