Afternoon Delight

Sugared Strawberries

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.

Fruit Rollup

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

FIller up

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.

Croissant Rolls

Can’t take it with you

“Hoarders” is such a  popular and thats because we all have trouble with parting with our possessions, as I transitioned my closet from winter to spring I decided to do some spring cleaning and donate some of my clothing, shoes and purses. Someone once told me that a good rule of thumb is “every time you buy something new you should remove something you no longer use” that way your wardrobe is always current and there isn’t a chance that will become barricaded in your home. Now you can either to donate your clothing to charity or so resell it at a consignment shop either way you shouldn’t ever throw anything away. Sometimes your wardrobe can seem utterly exhausted and all your clothes seem out of date, but that isn’ always the case you just need a fresh pair of eyes. 

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