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Cheat's Almond Croissants

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author My Little Larder

Ingredients

  • 50 g 1.8oz butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond meal see Note 1
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • dash of almond essence
  • 4 store bought croissants see Note 2
  • 4 Tbsp sliced/flaked almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C (355F).
  2. In a small bowl, cream together butter and sugar with a wooden spoon (no need to get out the heavy machinery, this is such a small amount of butter its easy enough to do by hand).
  3. Add the egg and mix until combined. Add the almond meal, flour and essence and mix until combined.
  4. Cut croissants open in half with a serrated knife. Spread half of the almond mixture on the inside of the croissants and spread the other half on top of the croissants. Sprinkle the sliced/flaked almonds on top.
  5. Place the croissants on a baking tray lined with baking paper (parchment paper). Flatten the croissants slightly and bake the croissants between the two trays for 10-15 min or until crisp and golden.
  6. Remove from the oven, allow to cool then dust with extra icing sugar to serve.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: You can make your own almond meal/flour by blitzing almonds in a food processor.
Note 2: Fresh or day old croissants will work well for this recipe.