poniedziałek, 21 listopada 2011

Starting Early

With December being just around the corner nothing could possibly stop me from switching all of my baking into traditional Christmas mode. Over the following weeks I'm going to make sure the entire house smells of the most scrumptious ingredients, originally assigned to everyone's favourite holiday! Poppy seeds, nuts, candied fruits... you all have been missed for a long time!

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Poppy Seed Brioche Croissants:

1. Start with the recipe for a simple Brioche Dough which can be made the day ahead and chilled in the fridge overnight.

2. Prior to baking your croissants prepare a poppy seed filling:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar (plus additional 2 tablespoons)
1 cup poppy seeds (ground in a coffee grinder)
1/3 cup candied orange peel (chopped into small bits)
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 large egg
Heat all the ingredients (except for the egg) in a small saucepan and simmer until poppy seeds absorb the entire liquid. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Beat the egg and 2 tablespoons of sugar until thick and light in colour, then fold it into the cooled poppy seed mixture.

3. To assemble the croissants: cut dough into half and set one piece aside. Roll the first piece into a 30cm diameter circle. Using a sharp knife cut it into eight equal wedges. Spread each of them with a heaping tablespoon of poppy seed filling. Starting from the base of the wedge, roll each one up and curve into a crescent shape. Place them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and cover with a plastic wrap. Let rise for about 20 minutes. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly, then brush with the icing of choice. Some toasted hazelnuts sprinkled on top are an absolute MUST in this case!

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37 komentarzy:

  1. your croissants look's amaizing. I'm also waiting for the christmas , so If have oportunity and You like christmas . You have to come to Wroclaw for Christmas Market :)

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  2. yummy!it looks delicious!

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  3. omg those look fantastic! I got hungry! :)))

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  4. oh my! im drooling over here! they both look SO good!

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  5. this looks so delicious! Everyone seems to be baking right now, i must learn! x

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  6. OMG! Those look so delicious..I just found your blog and I really love it so far. Following you now - I hope you can follow me back? x

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  7. mmmm) This is great!:)

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  8. Wow...those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I just may have to try them. =0)

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  9. ooohh!! need it!

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  10. These look really delicious! I really like your blog and I am now following!

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  11. amazing post.

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  12. Wow great post! I need to try cook more often!

    Have a nice day babe!
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  13. Wow, sounds so delicious!
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  14. OOHH YUMMY! :))

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  15. Delicious recipe! Looks absolutely amazing.

    xx,
    Ellen
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  16. Looks very delicious!

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  17. these look delicious. love your blog.

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  18. mmm they look delicious! Love your blog! Hope we can follow each other!

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  19. You have an amazing blog.I'm following you now!and they look delicious btw
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  20. nice !!

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  21. that looks delicious!! would love to try to bake that!

    -V

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  22. The croissants look so tasty, will try the receipe!

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  23. I'm a new follower that just looks delicious!

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  24. That is seriously making me drool, It looks so delicious! I often wish I had my space in my kitchen so I can enjoy cooking.


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  25. woooww amazing croissant i want try!!!
    nice blog!! I really enjoyed this post!

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  26. yummy

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  27. OOO I'm soo hungry


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  28. oh my gosh I cant believe you made these yourself you really did??? Amazing!!

    But how come you never nmade your drivers liscense where do you live? Nice blog!!

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