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Delicate croissants with hazelnut cream: a light but delicious treat

Delicate croissants with hazelnut cream: a light but delicious treat

Embark on a culinary adventure with our delicate Croissants with Hazelnut Cream, a treat that combines the airy softness of classic croissants with a rich and creamy hazelnut cream. Each croissant is made with fine Manitoba flour and a hint of lemon zest, providing a subtle freshness that complements the creamy filling. Perfect for those who appreciate elegance and a touch of luxury in their baked goods, these croissants are both indulgent and wonderfully light.

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Why you'll love these croissants: These croissants are a dream for anyone who loves a sophisticated twist on a bakery classic. The addition of hazelnut cream and whipped cream transforms the simple croissant into an exquisite dessert or luxurious breakfast. The dough, made from high quality ingredients, forms a perfectly flaky yet tender pastry, delicious on its own and even better with the creamy toppings.

Perfect opportunity: These hazelnut cream croissants are perfect for many occasions. Serve them at brunch to impress your guests, or treat yourself to a decadent breakfast on a lazy Sunday morning. They also make a great choice for afternoon tea or as a sophisticated treat at a book club meeting. Their elegant presentation makes them perfect for special occasions or as a delicious surprise for loved ones.

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Decorating tips:

  • Sprinkle with a thin layer of powdered sugar for a classic look that adds a touch of sweetness.
  • Drizzle a little melted chocolate on top for a richer finish and beautiful contrast.
  • Garnish with some toasted hazelnuts or almond slices to enhance the nutty flavor and add texture.
  • Serve each croissant with fresh berries or a light berry coulis to add a fresh, tangy contrast to the sweet and creamy filling.

Ingredients:

  • 300 g Manitoba flour
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g of granulated sugar
  • 30g of soft butter
  • 5g fresh yeast
  • 60 ml of water
  • 60 ml of milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional: Grated lemon zest for added flavor

For filling:

  • Hazelnut cream
  • Whipped cream
  • Almond slices for garnish

Method:

  1. Preparation of the dough:
    • Mix fresh yeast with warm water and milk. In a separate bowl, mix Manitoba flour, sugar, salt and softened butter. Add egg and optional lemon zest. Gradually incorporate yeast mixture, kneading until dough is smooth and elastic. Let rise until doubled in size.
  2. Formation of Croissants:
    • Roll out the risen dough into a rectangle about 1 cm thick and cut it into triangles. Roll each triangle tightly from base to tip, then bend it into a classic crescent shape.
  3. Second climb and preparation:
    • Arrange the croissants on a baking sheet, leaving a little space for them to rise. Let them rise again until they rise and have almost doubled in size. Brush them with milk and sprinkle with flaked almonds before baking.
  4. Pastry shop:
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C (340°F) for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Filling:
    • Once cooled, carefully cut each croissant into horizontal slices. replaces the word nice with emptyp them with a generous layer of whipped cream and hazelnut cream.

Enjoy these delicate hazelnut cream croissants, perfect for any occasion where you want to treat yourself to a light, airy and flavorful treat!

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