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TJ's chocolate croissants

Transplanted Texan Sep 23, 2010 06:40 AM

Has anyone else tried the frozen chocolate croissants? You put them frozen on a greased cookie sheet and leave them overnight. The next morning, make a cafe au lait while they're baking and . . . you can pretend you're in France.

They're pretty good. Of course, I live in a place that doesn't have an authentic patiserie!

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    chez cherie Sep 23, 2010 08:45 AM

    i live in a place with some good patisseries, but they don't deliver pain au chocolat warm to my kitchen. these are scary-good, as are the frozen mini-croissants. i hoard those in my freezer, cuz i know joe, and his sword of discontinuation is wielded with suddenness and cruelty. the pain au chocolat are 4 to a package, and the mini croissants are 8 to a box. the box is about the size that one of the teensy frozen croissants bakes up to . you remove the riducoulsy tiny croissants from the package, and proof them overnight. they will about double in size....then when you bake them, they'll double again. light, amazingly flaky, with that toothsome crunch through the outer layer (no spongy grocery store texture here!) and then the eiderdown softness of the interior...heLLO, crumb-scattering goodness! yeah...they're good.

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      trvlcrzy Sep 23, 2010 09:09 AM

      Oh no! The secret's out!

      1. boogiebaby Sep 23, 2010 02:04 PM

        I love both the chocolate ones and also the plain mini ones. They are perfect for a Sunday morning with some coffee and the newspaper!

        1. coney with everything Sep 24, 2010 05:40 AM

          Thanks for reminding me that I have a box of these bad boys in my freezer! If I can just remember to get them out tonight to proof...perfect Saturday morning petit dejeuner.

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            Emm Sep 28, 2010 04:15 PM

            The best thing Trader Joe's sells.

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              mcel215 Sep 28, 2010 04:19 PM

              Ditto... I even served them at my Christmas Brunch to company... everyone raved. :)

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                Emm Sep 29, 2010 07:48 AM

                They're a holiday morning treat at my house, too. If I didn't limit myself, I'd probably eat them twice a week. At least.

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                  mcel215 Nov 15, 2011 10:18 AM

                  Yes, me too. I don't even buy them any longer until I am ready to use them. I am afraid to have them in the house........... hahahaa.

            2. liralenli Nov 15, 2011 10:04 AM

              I love these, so very very much. Especially just hot from the oven. *sighs happily* Sadly, all of the Trader Joes that I shop at are at least an hour away from me, so I have to not fly and bring dry ice to keep 'em cold if I'm going to bring them home with me. I envy you folks with a TJ's in your neighborhood!!

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