Almond Croissants


Almond Croissants

We all have left-overs. How we deal with it, whether we throw them out or decide to do something else with it determines if we are contributing something good for the society. Dealing with left-over food is a skill and a challenge for a lot of household. I don't call this being frugal but simply loving our mother earth.

Do you know that in average we are dumping about 34 pounds of garbage per week? And majority of these are food and things that can still be consumed. I cannot blame those concerned citizens in Paris that I saw on tv few months back, who have decided to totally stop buying their goods in supermarkets. Not that they are against consumption but simply because they forsake people dumping food that are still consumable. And so every afternoon they instead do their shopping in centralized garbage bins of Paris. You will be amazed on what we can find that people have dumped. This is a beautiful concept imported from New York.


So in my kitchen yesterday, as I open the fridge and saw all these left-over sitting there; trimmings of my croissant dough, half a cup of pastry cream, about 3 tablespoons of apricot jam and some almonds, I chose not to dump.

This is supposed to be my Wordless Wednesday but you know me, I love talking :-) I hope Marija of Palachinka loves almonds because I'll be sending this to her. She is the host for this week's Weekend Herb Blogging, a genius event created by Kalyn.



Almond Croissant

(Note: You might notice that they are not in croissant shape. This is because I used left-over trimmings of my croissant dough)

left-over croissants (I have a recipe here)
half a cup of Pastry cream

4 tablespoons of almond powder
1 teaspoon of orange water
some apricot jam (optional) (recipe here)
2 tablespoons of almonds
some icing sugar

Slice horizontally your croissants as you would do a sandwich. In a bowl mix the pastry cream with almond powder and orange water. Put this filling inside your croissants. Adding a teaspoon of apricot jam is optional (the original almond croissant does not include this). Brush the top of croissant with egg yolk and put some sliced almonds on the top. Bake on preheated oven at 180 ° celsius for about ten to fifteen minutes. Let it cool before powdering with icing sugar on the top.


Other french desserts to try:

Filbert Cake with Praline Buttercream
Mini Dacquoise Cake in Chocolate Cream Chantilly

38 comments:

luna miranda said...

hmmmm! that looks sinful! that'll be great with coffee. i'm drooling here!:D

Kitchen Flavours said...

Alluring and delightful. Almonds my fav dry fruit makes me tempt more.

Ann said...

I want!

Marija said...

Dhanggit, your "croissants" are beautiful, and I have to say, the shape is fantastic! Thanks for your WHB entry!

ps: I just made something very interesting for breakfast this morning and think it will go great for your Party. I'll be posting it and send it to you tomorrow.

Meeta said...

I could easilly eat several of thiese in one go. They look lovely!

Busymama Kellie said...

I'm so glad I discovered you on WW. I'm bookmarking you for future visits! Your photos are beautiful and the recipes sound delicious!

Leslie said...

Love them! However I am sorry to say I dont think I can force myself to dig in others trash! I remember throwing out my mouth retainer when I was in 5th grade and the damn lunchroom lady made me dig through loads of trash my self to find it..so I guess I am scared for life about dumpster diving!!!LOL

K and S said...

yummy! I wish I had your kind of leftovers!

Lore said...

Glad you didn't throw them away, we would've missed out these delicious croissants.

Cakelaw said...

And we are glad that you chose not to dump - these look fabulous!

Ning said...

Wow! Who would think that these lovely croissant rolls came from leftovers? Very creative indeed! Bow! :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks so wonderful! I absolutely have to try it!

While I'm willing to try to throw out less food, I'm not quite ready to go the freegan route. Sometimes there's a reason things wind up in the bins, you know?

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I also remeber seeing something like that on tv! I'm with you on the leftover thing, in my house we never trow anything away and in fact I love to play dress up with leftovers! Your croissants tubes are great, love the filling!

white on rice couple said...

I'm always aghast at how much food is wasted. We've been good lately and shopping much less and using everything up in the fridge.
You know, I'm at the computer now with one of Todd's famous cappuccino's and I really wish I had one of these amazing croissants to go with it! Instead, I'm eating fried rice for breakfast!

Deborah said...

I have been getting so much better at using all of my food. I still have work to do, but with the cost of food these days, you can't really afford not to use everything you have!!

Your croissants look delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Yummy! Can I have few of those please? *sorry for being greedy* :P

Princess said...

I can almost taste it.. How luscious! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

Adam said...

Dhanggit, that's a great way to use leftovers. I usually get stuck with two ketchup packets, a green fuzzy peach, and the heel of a loaf of bread. My MacGyver skills are not that good yet I guess :)

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I'll never be able to guess that these are made from leftovers. They're just sensational! Oh, I wish I can have a couple of sticks right now.

ICook4Fun said...

Wish I can have one or two of this with my cup of tea now. They look so good. Am I too late to join your daughter birthday party?

Padma said...

They look beautiful and tempting! pls. drop by my blog and pick up your award. :)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Great use of leftover pastry, and I love the unusual shape!

Shari said...

Wow, those are the best looking leftovers I've ever seen!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Manggy said...

Hee! A not-so-wordless wordless wednesday ;) What a classic way to use up laminated dough!

I don't like throwing out perfect serviceable food too, but my freezer is full to the brim with freezable batters!

ChichaJo said...

What a wonderful outcome from a bunch of leftovers!

Grace said...

how have i not come across your blog before now? it's stellar! also stellar are these croissants. i think i prefer your sticks to regular shape. :)

Ms. _______ 2 be ! said...

Wooo...that's something I like to have for breakfast.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Almond croissants are my favorite! I am sure they are even better with the apricot! YUM!

When you said: "I don't call this being frugal but simply loving our mother earth".

I just about jumped out of my chair! I feel the same way - that is the whole Leftover Queen thang.

I am sending you a virtual hug right now Dhanggit! *HUG*

daphne said...

oh my, that looks perfect with a cup of coffee and good conversation.

Hold on. it is perfect just by itself!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Sis, this is absolutely yummy and nice!!! and so french too I love them ! xxxxGloria

haze said...

Once and for all you have proven your imagination and talent! I wouldn't do these with all my left over!

J'adore l'amande !

Alexa said...

Yum! Almond croissants are my maman's favorite treats. I am not so clever with my leftovers but we do eat them. I went through a "we are wasting way too much freak out" a while back and have managed to be a very very good girl ever since...

Kevin said...

Croissants stuffed with pastry cream and apricot jam...mmm... They look so good!

Rosie said...

Oh WOW oh please pass one over......they really look amazing

Rosie x

Sue said...

You are sooooo right about how much we waste. This is a beautiful recipe, leftover or not. And I'm VERY impressed that you actually had 1/2 cup of pastry cream in the fridge. I think I might have snacked on it long before I could call it a leftover.

Kalyn said...

Beautiful photos, and they look delicious too. So much better than wasting the dough.

Natashya said...

Those look really tasty. They would be great with a morning coffee.
I am like you, I don't like to waste anything either.
It is an art to use your leftovers up in interesting ways.

chriesi said...

These sound wonderful!