Almond, pear + chocolate croissant

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    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Chefs Eat Breakfast Too

By Darren Purchese

Published 2019

  • About

As a general rule, whenever we buy croissants in our house we usually don’t have any left over. I can easily scoff a fistful, so I am encouraged by my wife to buy only one croissant per person instead of fifteen. If we did have a couple kicking around, though, this might be something I would use them up for.


  • 125 g ( oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 125 g (


  1. Put the butter, icing sugar, salt and vanilla seeds in the bowl of a freestanding electric mixer and attach the paddle. Cream on low speed for 2 minutes, then use a spatula to scrape down the inside of the bowl to ensure everything has evenly mixed. Continue to beat for about 6 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and pale. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula again an