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This baker's delight includes puff pastry and chocolate....

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One of my absolute favorite things are fresh baked croissants. Especially the almond filled croissants. And in a close second are the chocolate filled ones. There are two bakeries fairly close to me...yet still a bit too far for a quick run...that make killer almond croissants. BUT they go fast and I'm not always in time to get to one when I do make my way to one of them. A while ago, when I first got it, I bookmarked a recipe in Nigella Express...a chocolate croissant recipe. Since I am too lazy to make my own puff pastry at home my kitchen is way too small to roll out puff pastry at home, I figured that Nigella's recipe using packaged puff pastry would come in a very close second! And how fitting that our theme over at I Heart Cooking Clubs this weeks is Baker's Delight...because for this lazy baker...this recipe was a true delight :)Chocolate Croissants
from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson 
Half a 17.2 oz packet ready-rolled puff pastry
2 1/2 oz chocolate (milk or dark, depending on taste)
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 425° F.
Unfurl the sheet of pastry and then cut it into 4 squares. Cut each square diagonally to give 2 triangles (they will appear quite small). Put the triangle with the wider part facing you and the point away from you.
Break off small pieces of chocolate...look at this rich, dark chocolate I used, yum...Place it about 3/4" up from the wide end nearest you. Carefully roll from that chocolate-loaded end toward the point of the triangle. You should now have something resembling a straight croissant. Seal it lightly with your fingertips and curl it around into a crescent. Mine are kind of wonky looking...but it didn't matter in the end.Place the chocolate croissants on a lined baking sheet and paint with the beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes until golden and puffy and exuberantly, if miniaturely, croissant-like (I love listening to Nigella describe food). Next time I'm quadrupling the recipe and filling half with chocolate and half with almond paste...simple baking genius. I think I have a girl-crush on Nigella.
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69 comments

  1. These are my dad's favorites so I'll have to surprise him one day with this recipe. Thanks!

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  2. Oh my...those look addictive!! I picked the same thing, but realized after the thaw that it was phyllo dough instead of puff pastry. Mine are more like chocolate cigars, but tasty. I can imagine that these were delicious on puff pastry. I bet they were gone in a flash.

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  3. Simple and delicious. Looks great.

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  4. Wow, they look awesome! Look at all that yummy chocolate inside.

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  5. mmm. i am a total sucker for chocolate croissants. in fact, i'm eating one now :) these look amazing!

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  6. Nobody is able to resist such wonderful chocolatey croissants!
    Heather, thumbs up for you!

    Angie's Recipes

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  7. talk about poppin' fresh! oh and I got the salt - thank you thank you thank you - that was so thoughtful and a very nice surprise!

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  8. They look fabulous. I'd love find these fresh out of the oven in my kitchen.

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  9. these are beauties... i am running all the possible stuffing s through my head... Maybe a little apple pie filling with some cheddar cheese... YUM

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  10. You are a genious ! And I still have half the daring baker's pastry !!!!

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  11. I love chocolate croissants. I once got crazy over chocolate croissant before and I'd eat it everyday before going to work..

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  12. OUr local croissants are around $2 each! Yikes! Going to definitely try this. You have definitely enticed me.

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  13. Looks fabulous! ... I love using puff pastry too! (I admit... I'm too lazy to make my own...LOL)

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  14. Quadrupling the recipe! LOL That's my girl! I love Nigella's recipes and this is no acception. your choco croissant look to-die for! Perfect! How many did you eat in one sitting?

    (thinking about you and I'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of things)

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  15. I make these too with Nutella. So amazing!

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  16. I'm gonna make these with Nutella!!!

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  17. My hubby will LOVE these!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. :)

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  18. mmmmm Chocolate with Cacao Nibs!!! AWESOME!!!

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  19. My mom used to do this shortcut croiassants filled with jam.
    They would always disappear in no time.
    Love them. Got to try the almond filling. Oh, I saw almond cream/spread in a store the other day, like Nutella, but white. I bet it would be great with this.

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  20. Those are awesome! What a great idea for quickie croissants. I will make these for Mel, she'll love them.

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  21. Those look so good! I have never even thought of making my own croissants, I know my hubby would love these, this what he always orders in the bakery!

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  22. Awesome! Those look fantastic. I never thought to use puff pastry to make croissants for some reason...

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  23. I love croissants. I usually get a chocolate or almond filled. Simple easy an, of course, deliciously good. I may just have to make some this week.

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  24. Wow, these are little pretty delights! Simple, yet full of flavor and texture!

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  25. There is a little French bakery in town that makes wonderful chocolate croissants. I've never been brave enough to make my own. Thanks for the fabulous recipe! They look awesome!

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  26. OMG I'm loving this - can't wait to try this out!!!

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  27. Please move next door to me so you can keep me fat with those croissants?

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  28. LOL about "Girl Crush" You are too funny and so real.

    I bought puff pastry for the very first time in my life, not kNowing what to do with it. Now I do. I am so making these. These look over the top FABULOUS!

    Thanks for the pix. I don't think I could've made them without the tutorial. Well done!!!

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  29. I didn't realize you can make croissants from puff pastry! I love to make puff pastry so will definitely give this a try. By the way, YES, Pambasos! That's it!! You are amazing!!

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  30. A big DROOL just slid down my chin! I always felt there was never enough chocolate in the ones I have bought retail, so now we can have control of that one, right? :)

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  31. I've never made croissants before, these look awesome. I wouldn't say you are lazy, just practical! I don't think I would want to try to make it at home either, unlike most things :)

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  32. Wow! What's not to love about these?

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  33. I think I've died and gone to heaven. So delicious and so simple! And I love your new look - it may not be new anymore, but I've been reading in my Google reader and didn't see the new graphics!!

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  34. These really look delicious and as things go fairly easy to make. I really like this recipe.

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  35. these are little pieces of heaven! i could probably sit back and have twenty easy!

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  36. This looks beyond delicious! I love the idea of chocolate hidden in my croissants....yum:)

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  37. Homemade croissants?1 Yum! And what a nice treat inside :)

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  38. Heavenly delicious!! I love the almond paste idea!!

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  39. Wow. This looks evil. I bet you could stuff it with Nutella too...Yum...

    You are so inspiring!!

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  40. Only 3 ingredients?!

    I've used puff pastry to make danishes, I don't know why I never thought to make croissants with it- duh!

    These look awesome.

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  41. omg! those are awesome! and ya...nigella is girli crush worthy! LMAO!! (I don't even need a few drinks to say that HAHA)

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  42. and you can keep that puff pastry dough in the freezer, right, and have them whenever you want
    ohhhhh
    that is just tooo good

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  43. What a GREAT idea!! I think I'd like these with toffee bit chocolate.

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  44. Ohhhhhhh .. these bring back memories of Paris! And they're so easy?? Who knew?! Must make soon. And don't be shy ... I've had a girl crush on Nigella for a long time ;)

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  45. These good become a favorite with me! Will give them a try.

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  46. wow!! i would love to fill half with peanut butter and the other half with home made rasberry jam or may be with chocolate :)
    tasty!! yumm!!
    cheers!

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  47. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can handle this. You know that's quite a statement for me!!!

    Thanks for sharing, Heather. They look scrumptious!!!

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  48. OK--these look heavenly! I have a bunch of puff pastry (back stock for Ina recipes) so I may have to try these. Gorgeous!

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  49. I've seen this recipe before and it always seems odd to me. I don't picture chocolate with bread, but chocolate with puff pastry sounds delightful!

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  50. Girlichef this looks devine...it has all my favorite things- soft delicious pastries and chocolate! Happy Blogging! :)

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  51. These were my favorite treat in Italy. Fresh out of the oven with Nutella oozing out and dripping on my shoes. Totally worth it! They also had a dusting of powdered sugar on top. These look awesome!

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  52. Oh dear....dark chocolate wrapped in layers of buttery deliciousness? Sign me up! Looks soooo good!

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  53. Oh. My. God. These look Heavenly! I bet they were soooo delicious!

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  54. oh wow homemade chocolate croissants impressive

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  55. When I first got this book & was reading through it & saw this recipe, I thought it was a stroke of pure genius on Nigella's part. Of course, I have yet to make these!

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  56. I just died and went to heaven!!

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  57. Mmm croissants. I would be hard put to choose between chocolate and almond. Good idea to make both next time. A side-by-side taste comparison may be in order.

    That dark chocolate looks so delicious as does the finished product!

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  58. I think I am inhaling calories from here and they taste so good. This is such a good choice and you are so right, Nigella has some great recipes.

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  59. These croissants are just ideal with a cup of tea. I like the idea of chocolate filling in them!

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  60. These look outrageously delicious!!

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  61. Those are great - I made those in Nigella quest but yours look better. I forgot to do an egg wash and yours are so browned. Lovely!

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  62. Chocolate croissants?!?! I don't even know where to begin, they sound amazing!

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  63. You make them sound so easy.

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  64. I think I'm in heaven. I can't think of anything more delicious than this recipe - seriously! These are most definitely going on my must try list!

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  65. OMG, so yummy looking! I've tried crescent rolls w. chocolate chips, and dipped in Nutella, but this looks to die for!

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  66. ALMOND croissants???? OMG DROOL!!!

    You must make those!!! And post them... and send me some!!!

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  67. It's so [dangerously] easy to make! I have puff pastry on the grocery list for tomorrow and I already have the chocolate . . . 8-)

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