Chocolate Almond Croissants!

Serves 6-8 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 25 minutes   Rated:

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I originally created this for George Calombaris when he visited Thermomix HQ back in 2009. He was such a nice guy, but his first question to me was whether I had made the croissants myself, which I had not. I sheepishly admitted they were purchased. He had an obligatory taste, and then we moved on! Nowadays, I would totally make the croissants myself. Things have changed a lot in the last few years, but don't feel like you have to. This makes a stunning special occasion breakfast...go get a big bag of croissants, let them go a bit stale and this is then perfection for a decadent breakfast!

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Need

Do

1  

Preheat oven to fan forced 160°C.

2  

Cut croissants in half and lay bottom halves in baking dish.

3  

Place almonds into Thermomix bowl and mill 8 sec/speed 8.

4  

Add chocolate and mill 8 sec/speed 8.

5  

Add butter, salt, essence, vanilla and egg and pulse together in Thermomix bowl for a few seconds. Mixture should be chunky and textured, as opposed to smooth and creamy!

6  

When blended, spoon onto croissant halves and close croissant with top halves.

7  

Syrup;

8  

Bring water and sugar together until sugar is dissolved on Induction 6. Can add a dash of rum or brandy at this point.

9  

Cool slightly.

10  

Pour syrup over and allow to soak in. And this is a good point for more alcohol of choice…but you didn't hear it from me.

11  

Sprinkle with flaked almonds and halved pitted cherries and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

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Serve whilst warm.

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