Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lemon Filled Croissants

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I found this recipe on The English Kitchen.  It’s a must try for all the lemon lovers in my life.  I’m posting the recipe, but please go to the original poster’s website for complete instructions and pictures.  These look AMAZING!!!!!  Here’s the original link

Lemon Filled Croissants

*Lemon Filled Croissants*
Makes 6

Quick, easy and only using four ingredients.  (Five if you count the cardamom) Buttery soft croissants filled with tangy
lemon curd,dusted with demerara sugar and ground cardamom and baked to perfection.

1 package of refrigerated croissant dough
6 heaped TBS of good quality lemon curd
6 TBS *demerara sugar
milk to brush
ground cardamom to dust (optional)
Icing sugar to dust (optional)

Preheat your oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Line a baking tray with baking parchment.   Lightly spray the paper
with nonstick spray.  Set aside.

Unroll your croissant dough, and cut apart into 6 triangles.   Place one portion of lemon curd at the wide end of each
croissant.  Gently spread it down about half way the length of the dough towards the point, and leaving the edges free.  
Roll up,starting at the wide end towards the small point, totally encasing the lemon curd.   Gently twist either end
closed and place each on the prepared baking sheet, narrow pointed side down.  Brush each with some milk. 

Sprinkle with the *demerara sugar and dust lightly with ground cardamom if desired.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until well risen and golden brown.  Remove from the oven.   Serve warm and dusted with
icing sugar if desired.
 
*substitute demerara sugar with regular or coarse sugar