The Kids Only Cookbook: Chocolate Croissants

kids-croissant-recipe-heroEasy one for the kids! Chocolate Croissant recipe from new book The Kids Only Cookbook…

New fun things to do with the kids during the holidays can often be challenging! That’s why we love new book The Kids Only Cookbook, written by food writer Sue Quinn with the help of her two children Ruby (11) and Ben (8) and friends. To capture kids’ culinary imagination, expect some great step by step photos and 50 super simple recipes aimed at children aged 8-12 years old, but those younger and older can also get involved too. Adult help alerts are clearly shown in each recipe so you’ll know when to step in.

Just to give you a little teaser, here is a chocolate croissant recipe to have a go with now…

Just look at how easy these are to make! Just a bit of cutting and rolling. You can use either dark or milk chocolate or just roll up the pastry without a filling and spread with butter and jam when cooked.

Ingredients
About 3.5 oz dark or milk chocolate
1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
1 egg
Berries or fruit to serve

MAKES 8

Method…

1. Set the oven to 400F.

2. Line a baking sheet with a piece of baking paper…

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3. Break the chocolate into small pieces. Try to make them long and thin…

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4. Unroll the pastry onto a chopping board. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the pastry into quarters…

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5. Cut each quarter diagonally into 2 triangles…

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6. Put some chocolate along one of the short edges of the triangle. Roll up the pastry, aiming towards the opposite pointy end. Gently press the point so that it stays in place…

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7. Lightly pinch the pastry together at the ends and bend them inwards to make a half-moon shape. Place them on the baking sheet as you go…

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8. Crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk with a fork…

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9. Lightly brush the croissants with the egg.

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10. Wearing oven gloves, carefully slide the baking sheet into the oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes.

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11. They should be crisp and golden. Sometimes they end up in funny shapes because they unwrap slightly – don’t worry, they still taste brilliant!

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Eat warm with some fruit on the side.

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You can purchase The Kids Only Cookbook here.

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