This are definitely flavors from my childhood... I loved to spend time with my mum in the kitchen and we used to bake those little bites very often. We always used a homemade plum marmalade that was previously prepared by my mum, and of course I couldn't do diffrently in this recipe ;-)
(approx. 50 croissants)
- 500g flour
- 100g sugar
- 150g margaryny
- 1 egg + 1egg to lubricate
- 42g yeast
- 60 ml milk
- pinch of salt
For the filling:
I used 1 small jar of a plum marmalade and 1 box of ricotta (200g ricotta mix with 3 tablespoons of powder sugar and 1 package of vanilla sugar or vanilla essence)
But you can fill your croissants with any filling you like!! You can use Nutella, or simply a peace of chocolate, any kind of marmalade or pudding...up to your imagination!!!
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Melt butter and leave to cool down. Heat the milk a bit up, add sugar and mix it with the yeast. Leave for 15min to rest and to let the yeast work.
To a mixing bowl pour flover, salt, egg, melted butter and milk and stir untill all ingredients combine, you will probably need to work with your hand to get a smooth dough. Cover the bowl with a tea-towel and leave in a warm place for approx 30min to let it grow.
Take your dough out of the bowl and divide in 2 peaces (or more if it is more handy). Each peace roll in a circle and then divide in triangles. On the border of each triangle put some marmalade and roll the triangles forming croissants. Remember to put the peak of the triangle underneath each croissant so that they don't open while baking. Place them on a baking tin. Beat the remaining egg and now lubricate each croissant with it, this will make your croissants shiny :)
Bake approx 15min, when you notice them getting a nice golden color this will mean they are ready! YUM!!!