Chocolate Croissants

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by: Orchid






Here the word croissant is a misnomer, because these chocolate-filled pastries aren't crescent shaped at all. In France, they are called pains au chocolat. But they are made from croissant dough and have the same lovely flakiness as regular croissants. These rectangles of croissant dough are jilled with little strips of chocolate, but you couldjust as well use strips of ham, cheese, or both. To cut a chocolate bar crosswise into strips, hold an old knife over the stove flame for a few seconds before cutting.




ingredients

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serves: 8

2 3/4 pounds dough (croissant dough)

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate bar (cut crosswise into 16 sticks)

Egg wash

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Croissants

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount per Serving

Calories: 769

  • Total Fat: 37.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 11.1 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.3 mg
  • Sodium: 672.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 100.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  •     Sugars: 40.5 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
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preparation

1.  Cut the croissant dough into 4 pieces. Keep the others cold as you roll out a piece into a long rectangle. Brush off excess flour.

2.  Trim off the edges.

3.  Cut the chocolate sticks with a hot knife.

4.  Place a stick of chocolate 1 1/2 inches from one end of the dough rectangle.

5.  Fold the dough over the chocolate.

6.  Place another stick of chocolate on top of the folded dough.

7.  Fold the dough over again so the chocolate sticks are each in one of the folds.

8.  Cut the dough where the croissant end.

9.  Turn over the croissant, lift up the top flap of dough, and brush it with egg wash. Place on a sheet pan. Fill the other half ofthe dough rectangle with chocolate. Repeat for the remaining rectangles.

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