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Chocolate croissants
Homemade Chocolate Croissants
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

French Chocolate Croissants Recipe, a delicious morning treat that goes so well with a nice cup of tea or coffee. Little ones will love these yummy croissants, and big ones too.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: french croissants
Servings: 9 croissants
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 125 ml full-fat milk
  • 1 tsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 2 1/4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. To make the dough, warm up the milk (not hot), add the yeast, a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of flour, and set aside for 10 minutes, the yeast should become foamy.
  2. Sift the rest of the flour in a large bowl, add the remaining sugar, a pinch of salt, oil and the milk mixture.
  3. Knead well for at least 5 minutes, the dough should be elastic and not stick to the hands at all.
  4. Shape it into a ball, cover with clingfilm and leave to prove for 1-1,5 hours in a warm place.
  5. To make the filling, use a hand mixer to beat the egg white until it forms soft peaks.
  6. Add the sugar and beat again until it has a shiny, meringue-like consistency.
  7. Beat in the cocoa powder, vanilla extract, then use a spatula to incorporate the walnuts and cranberries.
  8. Once the dough has proven, transfer it to the work surface and roll it into a large circle.
  9. Cut it first in half, then quarters, then half the quarters too, so you end up with 8 pizza-like slices.
  10. Place a teaspoon of the filling at the round end, then roll it up to get the crescent shape.
  11. Slightly beat the egg yolk with milk and brush the crescents.
  12. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. (340 F)

  13. Line a large baking tray with non-stick paper, arrange the crescents on it, then bake for about 20 minutes until golden.
Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chocolate Croissants
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.