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Almond Croissants

Serves: 6 peopleRecipe course: BreadsTotal time (min.): 25Complexity (1 to 3): 1
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A great morning treat and the perfect way to use croissants that are passed their best.

Tool

Stand Mixers
K beater

Ingredients

Ingredients 1
Unsalted butter                      100 grams
Ground almonds                    100 grams
Caster sugar                            400 grams
Plain flour                                 2 Tbsp.
Eggs                                           2

Ingredients 2
Water                                         240 grams
Caster sugar                            2 Tbsp.
Rum                                           3 Tbsp.
Almond extract                       1 tsp.

Ingredients 3
Croissants                                 6

Ingredients 4
​​​​​​​Flaked almonds                      100 grams
Icing sugar                               100 grams

Method

Prep. (Before you begin)
Cut the butter into cubes and leave at room temperature to soften.

Getting started
Fit the K beater to the machine.
 
Stage 1
1. Add Ingredients 1 (butter, almonds, sugar, flour, eggs) into the Mixer bowl.
2. Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard. 
3. Mix on speed Max for 1 minute. 
4. Scrape down the bowl.
5. Mix on speed Max for 1 minute or until light and fluffy.

Stage 2
1. Add Ingredients 2 (water, sugar, rum, almond extract) into the saucepan.
2. Heat over a medium high heat until boiling.
3. Stir until thickened.
4. Set aside.

Stage 3
1. Pre heat the oven to 180ºC.
2. Place Ingredients 3 (croissants) onto the cutting board.
3. Cut the crossaints lengthways without slicing all the way through.
4. Brush half the syrup from the saucepan inside each croissant.
5. Spread half the almond paste from the Mixer bowl evenly into each croissant.
6. Brush the rest of the syrup on top of each croissant.
7. Spread the rest of the almond paste on top of each croissant.
 
Stage 4

​​​​​​​1. Sprinkle the croissants with the first item of Ingredients 4 (flaked almonds). 
2. Transfer the croissants from the cutting board onto the baking tray.
3. Bake for 10 minutes at 180ºC.
4. Dust with the last item of Ingredients 4 (icing sugar).
5. Serve.

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