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Aug 10, 2009 04:16 AM

Frozen Almond Croissants

Anyone know where to find frozen almond croissants? I know where to buy plain and chocolate, but am searching for almond ones.

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  1. It seems to me that almond croissants in Montreal are usually made by splitting plain croissants and filling them with an eggy almond filling and re-baking them (I seem to recall reading that it was originally a trick to use up the day-old croissants) - so I'm not sure they would have these available frozen. I think in other places (like Vancouver) I've had ones that were more like a plain croissant with a stick of almond paste in the middle, which I could more easily see being available frozen.

    1. Almost all bakery in Montreal sell almond croissants, even Premiere Moisson and Le pain dore have some : for frozen one, put them in the freezer, and when you want one microwave, toast or bake them for a few minutes prior to eat.

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      1. re: ladyfaredge

        Er, is true that to get a "frozen almond croissant" you could just get an almond croissant and put it in the freezer...but I assumed the OP was looking for frozen unbaked ones that you bake yourself (I too have seen only plain and chocolate ones like this). But hey, whatever works.

        1. re: stak

          Yes, I should have been more specific. I am looking for the unbaked frozen ones that you put out to rise (the night before) and then bake the next morning.

      2. Where do you buy the frozen chocolate ones?

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          1. re: hungryann

            Au Pain Dore's have chocolate chips in them - Premiere Moisson's use a solid piece of chocolate instead. They are pricier, but IMHO better,as far as frozen chocolate croissants go. However, not all Premiere Moissons carry them - I know the one at Atwater Market has them, but the one on Sherbrooke West doesn't. And I'm pretty sure I saw them at Fromagerie Atwater recently in their freezer at the front of the store, but not sure who makes them for them - they're not labelled with that info.

            1. re: cherylmtl

              «Au Pain Dore's have chocolate chips in them»

              Interesting. Haven't bought them in years. They used to have a narrow rectangle of chocolate in them -- it stuck out the ends.

              1. re: carswell

                Now they have these sad little chocolate chips sticking out the ends...

                1. re: cherylmtl

                  My husband erroneously picked up the APD frozen chocolatines instead of the ones from PM, and although the pastry is not much better than it used to be, there is indeed 2 sticks of chocolate in them and no chocolate chips.

              2. re: cherylmtl

                I don't like the ones from APD. I will have to try PM's version. My favorite were fron deGascogne but they discontinued them.

                1. re: hungryann

                  PM's frozen ones used to be quite good, but I haven't bought them for quite a while, so I can only assume they're still the same quality. They do at least use a solid bar of chocolate in them.

              3. re: hungryann

                You could just ask your favourite bakery if they would sell you some. Sometimes when I would show up at my neighbourhood patisserie and they were out of what I wanted, the guy would just sell me one uncooked out of the freezer. They never advertised frozen pastries, but they did sell them if they felt like it. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to try.

                1. re: SnackHappy

                  I tried that at deGascogne and it was a no go.

              4. Have you tried Gourmet Privilege...there's one on Fleury. I find most almond croissants to be disappointing. Pagel used to make the most deliscious almond croissants...they were filled with an almond cream...nothing like the pasty, dry stuff most are filled with. They stopped making them years ago though....

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                1. re: cupcake22

                  I wonder if Mammie Clafoutis would have some nice ones.

                  1. re: cupcake22

                    We drove out to Gourmet Privilege and they do not sell frozen croissants. Thanks anyway...

                  2. I just saw frozen almond croissants at Le Maitre Boucher on Monkland yesterday. They also carry regular and chocolate ones.