Almond Croissants

Recipe

Preparation15 minutes
Cook time20 minutes
ServingsMakes 8
Episode964
202,398

Ingredients

  • 8 Large Croissants, cut in half horizontally
  • 1 cup of Ground Almonds
  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of Vanilla Bean Paste or Vanilla Extract
  • Zest of 1/2 of a Lemon
  • 8 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp of All Purpose Flour
  • Sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt

Preparation

    1) To make the filling: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg, vanilla and lemon zest and using a handheld electric whisk, whisk for a few minutes or until the mixture becomes thick and takes on a consistency similar to a mousse.

    2) Add the ground almonds and flour and mix until you have a creamy mixture.

    3) Spread a bit of the filling on the bottom cut side of the croissant, put the top on, spread a little more on top, sprinkle with some almonds and place on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Continue with the remaining croissants, then bake them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

    4) Sprinkle over some confectioners sugar and dig in!