Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pain au chocolat

Pain au chocolat
I am not trying to be evil. Apologies to those on a diet. But it's raining. And it's delightfully chilly. And I was just thinking of these. Just thinking, mind you.

It's such an easy recipe, too. Forget the homemade french pastry and use Pillsbury ready-made crescent rolls. I find the Ghirardelli chocolate tastes better than the other brands, but to each his own.

Pain au chocolat
1 container Pillsbury crescent rolls
1 cup Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate morsels
about 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Get two small bowls. Put the chocolate morsels in one and mix the sugar and cinnamon together in the other. Open crescent rolls and line about 4 of them up with the triangle top pointing away from you. On the bottom end of the triangle, put about 1 Tbsp. chocolate morsels, pressing them gently into the dough. Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp. sugar mixture on each and and begin rolling up from the bottom towards the top. Sprinkle sugar mixture on top. Continue with next four, and so on. Bake according to package directions, 375 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Hike 2 miles after eating (every day for a week!)

16 comments:

Mary said...

Oh good heavens, it's a good thing I'm full or I'd be running to the fridge to see if we have any crescent rolls! :)

olivia said...

lol Mary!

Oooooh boy, do those ever look good. <--- drooling, sorry ... ;-)

Gwenieann said...

Oh my goodness the pastry looks delectable. However, the photography is just as mouth watering. I aspire to learn more about photography. Baking is also a passion of mine perhaps I have been missing the boat by not combining the two. Thanks for sharing both with us. :-)

Cindy said...

Those look absolutely delicious! I'll have to give them a try.

msdewberry said...

Those are evil! Now I need some chocolate, darn it all.
They look like something I might have to make soon.

Lynn said...

Yum. I could lick my monitor, these look so good! (Don't worry, I will refrain. But dang, they look good.)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Yummy Kate!

kacey said...

To. Die. For.

Debbie said...

Oh my...I can't decide if this is a beautiful photo because of your amazing talent....or the delicious goodies you photographed! :)

Daryl said...

Fine, just fine. Now I am going to eat that oatmeal raisin scone I was saving for later .. I made some awesome curried tofu 'egg' salad last nite, I actually spent time in the kitchen .. and in the process discovered we dont own a strainer and the wisk was stuck in the drawer you cant open unless you open the oven .. next time I make it I should do a post, you know so many people love tofu .. bwahaaaa

Char said...

absolute heaven

DesertHen said...

Oh my heavens!!!! Thanks for sharing! I will now have to drive 35 miles to town to get the ingredients........leaving now!

Anne Marie said...

yumo!

Simply Heather said...

OH - KATE!! You seem to know just what my emotions may need :) - course, they always are in need of a bite of chocolate...all warmed up and melty....ooooooooh.

Yummy. Thanks for sharing this!!

Deb said...

how easy and very yummy looking!!!

and no offense taken...I'm still rolling onward...

JC said...

Can I come over to your house ?