Heart Croissants • a lovely brunch
I have an unhealthy obsession with ready made pastry. In any shape or form. It is brilliant. You can keep it in the freezer, and create really impressive meals and snacks in minutes.
I spied some ready made croissant dough in a tin in the chilled aisle of the supermarket and bingo! The idea for heart shaped croissants was born.
This blog is basically one big love fest over the next week. People, places and food, heart shaped food.
Give it a go, they are easy as a pastry pie.
- ready to roll croissant dough - chilled and left at room temp for 10 minutes
- cream cheese
- fruit puree
Pre heat your oven to 350F /Gas Mark 4/ 180 degrees.
Twist your tin to open and roll out your pastry.
The pastry I used was pre perforated into triangles but I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make 2 hearts per triangle. Keep the remainder covered to avoid drying out.
Knead the leftovers and re roll to use up the excess.
I made a few in a more traditional shape, (roll the wider end of your triangle towards the pointed end) I prefer them longer personally but just shape them into a moon before placing in the oven for a picture perfect croissant.
Take one heart and add a teaspoon of cream cheese, a teaspoon of fruit puree (spread your puree and cheese over the base) and top with some chopped fruit.
Place the second heart on top and press the edges together gently. Add a slice of cherry (they make good heart shapes) in the centre, press lightly into the pastry.
Bake in the oven for approximately 8 minutes, until golden brown.
We served them with a sprinkle of icing sugar, glasses of cold milk and orange slices.
A big brunch hit in our house even if Ollie's face said otherwise ;)