Toasted Almond Croissants

The perfect way to dress up croissants.

Welcome to our Tilt It Yourself series, where professional chefs use Electrolux Masterpiece Collection appliances with PowerTilt® Technology to develop unique dishes. Here, Chef Michael Laiskonis offers his take on a creamy topping for croissants. 

This almond cream can be further flavored with citrus zest, chocolate or spices.

Toasted Almond Croissants

Servings: 6

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Ingredients

Toasted Almond Cream

 1 c. sliced natural almonds

¾ c. confectioner’s sugar

½ c. unsalted butter, softened

2 whole eggs

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Electrolux Masterpiece blender

 

Almond Croissants

Plain croissants (fresh or day-old)

Toasted Almond Cream

Sliced natural almonds, as needed

Confectioner’s sugar, as needed

Instructions

Toasted Almond Cream

Spread the sliced almonds on a lined sheet pan and lightly toast in a 300°F oven for approximately 10 minutes, or until light blonde in color. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Place the toasted almonds and confectioner’s sugar into the Electrolux Masterpiece blender. Process for 5 to 10 seconds until the almonds are finely ground.

Almond Croissants

Slice the day-old (or freshly baked and cooled) croissants in half lengthwise. Pipe or spread 2 to 3 tablespoons of the almond cream onto the center of each and rejoin the halves. Pipe or spread an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of the cream on top of each croissant and sprinkle with raw sliced almonds, gently pressing them into the almond cream.

Place the croissants on a lined sheet pan and bake at 320°F for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Dust with confectioner’s sugar before serving.

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Meet Featured Chef Michael Laiskonis

Most recently, Chef Laiskonis received one of the most distinguished honors in the culinary field – Culinary Professional of the Year.