Se7en Make Basic Pastry and Chocolate Croissants…

I know I said I would stop the chocolate, but what can I say… when you are on a roll!!! Anyway we are reviewing a couple of basics at the moment and so we made some pastry… and if you make pastry then you have to make a pie or croissants… and chocolate croissants they were. You can use regular puff pastry for this and I always keep a roll in the freezer for emergencies… but we were really learning about making pastry… so join the project!!! Really these are so easy and so tasty, you should give them a try!!! This is what you are aiming for:



Let’s Meet the Players:

  • 200 g cake flour. Plus a bit extra for rolling out.
  • 50 g icing sugar. Plus a bit extra for sprinkling afterwards.
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • You will also need a 100g slab of melted chocolate for the filling.

Let’s Play the Game in Se7en Steps…


  1. Pop the flour, sugar and the pinch of salt into a mixing bowl.
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  3. Cut the butter into small blocks.
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  5. Add the butter to your flour ingredients and crumble together with your fingers.
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  7. Separate two eggs… and keep the egg whites for making meringues.
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  9. Pop the yolks into the crumbly mixture and knead it gently… the dough should form a good ball.
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  11. Cover the ball of dough in plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
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  13. Sprinkle your surface with flour and roll your pastry out… your pastry is now ready for all most any pastry project…

We turned our pastry into chocolate croissants…
We rolled the pastry out and then cut it into triangles…
We spread a dollop of melted chocolate onto each triangle…
And carefully rolled the from the wide end to the narrow end, then we placed them on a greased baking tray…
Here is one ready to bake…
Bake them in a hot oven, about 200 degrees Celsius, until they start to go golden brown…
A quick sprinkle with icing sugar…
And your croissants are good to go… Have fun!!!

10 Replies to “Se7en Make Basic Pastry and Chocolate Croissants…”

  1. For a moment there I thought you were going to make puff pastry and make me feel like a light weight on the pastry front. Short crust I can do. Puff pastry I made once at school and decided life was too short to make it again!

    Those croissants look so yummy.

  2. No Cheryl, Just the regular stuff they can use to make an apple pie for dinner and … well chocolate croissants!!! I think you are so right about puff pastry… just buy the stuff!!! Though Choux pastry is a breeze and everyone should know how to make an eclair… really a dollop of choux pastry, a dash of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate – I am hoping my gang will be impressing future in laws with those – hence all the training!!! Have a fun week!!!

  3. Those look lovely. I’m not a chocolate fan, but I’m quite sure those would change my view on cocoa forever. :):) Have you considered putting together a printed version (coffe table style) book of all your family recipes for your family and friends? I think it would be a neat gift to give each of the kids when they get married (LOOOOONG time from now)… a pretty book with all the recipes they enjoyed when they were young. :):)

  4. Oh KM, That’s a great idea… and what a fabulous “Leaving home” gift it would be, especially since we are all such foodies!!! I have thought of making a book of “Week That Was Posts…” but that is as far as I have gotten… just a thought!!! But an idea is often the start of something great!!! Lots of love…

  5. Hi Cori, I am so impressed you made them… This is our standard pastry recipe that we use for pies and other pastry delights. I have checked and all the ingredients are there, it looks right – but maybe I should check it in the light of day!!! It is not the puffy pastry you would find in store bought croissants. When I want puff pastry croissants I usually just buy a roll from the freezer section the grocery and roll it out and add the chocolate and carry on as the recipe states. I actually keep a roll of puff pastry in our freezer it is my absolute stand by for instant treat when guests surprise us. Sorry they weren’t what you were after and I hope you enjoyed them anyway. Thanks for getting back to us and have a great day!!!

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