Welcome to the world’s easiest and quickest croissant recipe. A couple of weeks ago I saw a few Creme Egg Croissant recipes on Pinterest and knew that I had to try them out. After all, croissants…good. Creme eggs…good. Creme Egg Croissants…really really good.
1. Yes, you could make homemade croissant pastry. But then this recipe wouldn’t be quick and easy. I use Jus-Rol ready to bake croissants. Pop open the tube.
2. Add half of a Cadbury Creme Egg and roll into a croissant. You could use an entire egg, but I find that this tastes too sickly (I freeze the egg first so the white gooey stuff doesn’t leak out into the baking tray). Brush with an egg wash.
3. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let it cool down for five minutes before serving.
4. Accept the adulation of your family as they tuck into these delicious pastries.
I love pumpkin pie. I couldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving without it. But, my children are not fans. But I figure if I make it every year, they will grow to love it. This year, I had planned on cooking my usual Thanksgiving feast: turkey, roasted sweet potatoes, mash potatoes, corn bread and green beans. And of course pumpkin pie. But my sinus infection had other ideas. I’ve been poorly for over a week. And with Husband working late every night for the past two weeks (and working on the weekends), I decided that there would be no Thanksgiving feast this year.
But even without a feast, I needed my annual pumpkin pie fix. So this year I thought I would try baking a pumpkin cake alongside the pie, and see if either could tempt my children. So, which one will they prefer? I normally buy a pre-made pie base, but this year used the recipe from Flora for a base (and the pie itself). I was quite pleased with the results.
Normally when we bake, we bake from scratch. The downside of this is that little Dubz never gets to join in. The thought of having to measure everything, while making sure he doesn’t tip flour and sugar all over the flour–it does not appeal. So when Betty Crocker sent us some cake and cookie mixes, I thought this would be a good chance to bake with BOTH of the kids.
First off, we made some brownies. Dubz poured in the oil and water, and he loved mixing it all together. Moozles helped him by holding the bowl. I am not sure what they enjoyed more: licking the spoons or eating the brownie after it had been baked.
We also made the white chocolate chip cookie mix. These were so easy as all you needed to do was add water. We combined everything, then made half of the mixture. I put the other half in cling film, and left it in the fridge. I made that half the following day, and added dark chocolate chips. I would like to say that I ate the second batch of cookies with my family. But I didn’t. I ate them. All. By. Myself.
Yesterday, as Moozles recovered from her adenoidectomy, we made a vanilla sponge cake from scratch. I then let her use the Betty Crocker icing to frost and add sprinkles to her heart’s content. It wasn’t the kind of cake you’d find on Bakerella but Moozles felt proud. Sometimes, baking isn’t just about a masterpiece. It is about the time spent together. Making something, that makes you feel happy. And proud.
We were sent some boxes of Betty Crocker cake and cookie mixes, as well as icing, for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.