My camera is now back in my hands, so I am able to share what I made for Valentines Day (only 9 days late!). Yay!
For this occasion, I originally planned to go to the supermarket and pick up some muffins for Adam and I. This (in my mind) transitioned to me picking up muffins or croissants ('cause really, what's more romantic than flaky pastry?). This then (again, all mental musings) transitioned to me making croissants ('cause really, what's more romantic than flaky pastry fresh out of the oven?).
I have found the correlation between time spent in the kitchen and time to ponder to be closely related. At least, personally speaking.
So yes, I made chocolate croissants for Valentines Day.
The first step was to go to said supermarket for the dough.
Don't look at me like that. I never said that they were from scratch.
I came up with the idea for these chocolate croissants a while ago. They are fantastically and ridiculously easy.
I used mini chocolate chips in the centers of these croissants, to make sure that they would be all melted when the dough was all puffed and golden.
I couldn't decide whether to pipe chocolate over the tops or to drizzle chocolate in a careless (but still loving) fashion with a fork. I didn't like how the drizzle method (bottom left) looked, so the rest were piped with melted chocolate.
And then I had to try one of the croissants. For sampling purposes, you know.
I then dusted the remaining croissants with powdered sugar.
So while I had been in said supermarket buying said dough, I had wandered past the bakery counter.
My eye then laid on the little bags the store provides for their bakery goods. It. Was. Perfect.
Me holding empty bag and wax paper: Can I have this?
1 roll of refrigerated crescent roll dough
Mini chocolate chips
Separate crescent rolls, and lay flat. Put approximately a tablespoon of miniature chocolate chips in the wide end of each crescent roll. Roll up and bake as package instructions say.
Cool, then melt chocolate chips. Either pipe or drizzle the chocolate over the tops of the croissants. Dust with powdered sugar.