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Small Batch Almond Croissants

Small batch almond croissants dusted in icing sugar

Transform your stale croissants into delicious almonds croissants that are better than anything you can get at a bakery! These small batch almond croissants make it easier than ever to recreate at home.

Ingredients

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Simple Syrup

  • 180ml Water (3/4 cup)
  • 25g Granulated sugar (2 tbsp)

Almond Cream

  • 1 Large egg white
  • 48g Almond meal /almond flour (1/2 cup)
  • 25g Icing/powdered sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 30g Unsalted butter (2 tbsp), room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Assembly

  • 2 Croissants
  • Sliced almonds

Instructions

Simple Syrup

  1. Combine the water and sugar in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring halfway, until the sugar has completely dissolved
  2. Set aside to cool as you make the almond paste

Almond Cream

  1. Combine the egg white, almond meal, icing sugar, butter, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl
  2. Stir until it forms a smooth paste

Assembly

  1. Preheat the oven or air fryer to 180C/356F
  2. Using a serrated knife halve the croissants
  3. Dip each half into the cooled sugar syrup
  4. Fill the croissants with the almond cream, leaving a few tablespoons of almond cream to spread over the top of the croissants
  5. Spread the reserved almond cream over the top of the croissants and scatter with sliced almonds
  6. Place the assembled croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or directly in the air fryer basket
  7. If baking in the oven, bake the croissants for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp
  8. If air frying, air fry the croissants for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp

Keywords: Almond croissants, croissant aux amandes, almonds, pastry, breakfast, laminated pastry,