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Sep 23, 2010 06:40 AM

TJ's chocolate croissants

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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  1. 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.

    1. Oh no! The secret's out!

      1. 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. 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.

          1. The best thing Trader Joe's sells.

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            1. re: Emm

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

              1. re: mcel215

                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.

                1. re: Emm

                  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.