Anyone who knows me knows, that I LOVE croissants. There isn’t a time during the day that I couldn’t go for one (seriously, I’m surprised I don’t weigh 2,000 lbs). So one of my favorite treats to make are fraises et du pain fromage à la crème.
Fraises et du pain fromage à la crème.
Puff Pastry -thawed
2 cups of Strawberries hauled and quartered (this varies depending on how many croissants you are making)
1/4 cup of Sugar
1/2 a Lemon for juicing
1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla
1/2 cup of Cream Cheese
1 Egg yolk + 1/4 teaspoon of water for an egg wash
Sugar for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 400 .Combine the hauled and quartered strawberries with the sugar and lemon juice and set aside. In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and vanilla until combined. (I use store bought puffy pastry when Im in a rush or tired.) I divide each puffy pastry sheet into 4 sections. Then I slather the dough with the cream cheese mixture and top it off with the sugared strawberries. Then roll the sections so the tapered side is facing downward. Then wash each one with an egg yolk wash and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes (put them on the middle rack) until golden brown.