Petit Pain au Chocolat

Ohhhh how we love you pain au chocolat! Warm, chocolate heaven! If you want a little taste of Paris, grab a cafe au lait and one of these and you will be transported to the city of lights! Pain au chocolat is traditionally made with croissant dough. However, making croissant dough is quite a process! So we thought we would share with you a faux pain au chocolate recipe, by switching out the croissant dough for puff pastry that you can buy in your local market. They key here is using GREAT chocolate! For this recipe we used a really good couverture chocolate (it has a great sheen and a perfect "snap" when broken, you can taste the richness and quality). The process is very easy. Take your puff pastry from the freezer and let it defrost on your counter (only until usable, do not let it get to soft or it will be unworkable).
Use a serrated knife and cut your chocolate into small pieces
Take your puff pastry and use a pizza cutter to make 8 even pieces
Take some of your chocolate and place it toward the front of your piece of puff pastry
Roll your puff pastry with the chocolate inside to make a little pouch, make sure you tuck the sides under so that none of the chocolate melts out as they are baking
Place them on a baking stone or a parchment paper lines cookie sheet
Now you are going to slightly proof them. Put them in a warm place, like inside of your over at the lowest temperature it goes to for about 30-45 minutes. After they are done brush them lightly with an egg wash (one beaten egg and a splash of water) and put them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until they are nicely browned on top.

One word...DELICIOUS!


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Anonymous said...

I am so excited to be a part of your sweetness and creativeness that I have typos in the above post. You girls are FABULOUS!

Ceilidh said...

Ugh! Why must you torture me with such a delicious looking picture!

Danielle said...

My mouth started watering at the sight of the first photo! Those look divine and the simplicity of them is pulling me in even more. How did you know I was in search of something to make that will have my family singing my praises?

Cassie said...

Those look soo sooo good!

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