3/05/2013

Easy Chocolate-Almond Croissants



So, for the last oh... six years or so, I have had a bit of a dilemma. It's well established that I love chocolate. So about six years ago, I was watching one of Giada's shows and she started talking about Nutella. She said that it was a wonderful chocolate hazelnut spread that she used to spread on top of toast that she would eat in the mornings for breakfast as a child. She said it was the Italian version of peanut butter. I thought OH MY GOSH!! Where has that stuff been all my life?? So I hopped in the car and immediately went to the grocery store to buy some Nutella. 

I got home and put a slice of bread in the toaster. I opened the fresh jar of Nutella and my mouth watered. It smelled SO good! I put a smooth layer of the Nutella on the toast and took a bite... 

You won't believe what happened next...



As I was eating the toast, my tongue and throat start to tingle. I thought that was weird, but kept eating. The Nutella was so dang good! I finished the toast and by then pretty much everything was tingling, especially my lips...

A few minutes later, I went to the mirror and my lips were about 5 times their normal size and I was as red as a beet!! 

That was the day I learned I was allergic to hazelnuts- which means I'm allergic to Nutella. I've been depressed about it since that day...


Well, my depression ended last week. Just last week - when I ran across this super simple recipe for a version of a chocolate-almond spread that is baked inside of croissants. I knew I had to make them. 

And I'm so glad I did! These were so easy and so simple to make. I wish I could tell you I slaved over making those croissants, but they are good ol' Grands croissants. I've always loved them alone, but they are extra special and tasty with the chocolate-almond filling and the crispy almond topping. If you want to wow your family or special guests at breakfast, this would be a great suggestion... :)





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12 comments:

  1. Oh my, my mouth is watering at the look of those croissants! Hazelnuts are my favorite, well, my favorite nut to go with sweets, can't believe you're allergic to them! Is it just hazelnuts, or the rest too? This looks so incredibly yummy Tiffany!

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  2. Oh my gosh!! That is awful! Haha..I bet you were like "what!!??" Glad you found an alternative--they look delicious!

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  3. I go crazy over almond paste. Not only are the croissants amazing the food styling is awesome.

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  4. These look delicioussss...reminding me of Italy!

    x Kelsey
    tortoiseinthesun.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh you are sooo cruel. I knew to not click over here but just had to come get a sweet fix. On a major diet...ugh! No sweets for awhile...but I can imagine that they are heavenly!

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  6. These look heavenly and I love the styling with the newspaper too!

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  7. They look so very delicious , same thing happened with me and avo's didnt know I was allergic until my lips were so swollen .

    xo Meg<3

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  8. You know what they say...all's well that ends well! :) Glad you are okay after that ordeal. These look delish. Great photography, as always!

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  9. Oh my goodness these look absolutely delicious! :)

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  10. Oh yummy! And girl, I'm so sorry. I found out I was allergic to walnuts while eating banana nut bread. Worst day of my life! Ha :)

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