This is not a paid advertisement. All opinions are my own and were not influenced.
I love to cook as much from scratch as possible, but I'll be honest, making croissants intimidates me a bit. In order to be a wonderful croissant they must be as light as air, flaky, almost hollow inside as you pull them apart, and packing a rich buttery flavor. Anything other than that is disappointing. I do plan to make them someday, but I know they require the entire day. With two small children, a part-time job, and a fixer upper house, this isn't going to happen as soon as I'd like.
While I'm being honest, let me also admit that I probably would never have bought these if I hadn't tried them first. They are expensive - 26 of these runs $43.73 at QVC.com. Yes, that's right, lift your jaw off the floor my friends. If it weren't for my parents giving us a few to try, I would never have tried them. How sad that would have been. My husband and I are hooked. I plan to spend the money and buy a box. They are expensive, but they're a luxury item that we won't eat daily. They are buttery, flaky.... the layers, oh the yummy layers. Jam, Nutella, or butter would be great on these but I usually eat them plain.
And if you're wondering if they actually taste like croissants in France (they're made in France actually), well, I can't answer that personally. I've never been to France, so I can't compare. My husband, however, has been to France a few times and he says they taste authentic.
When you receive them, they will be frozen and flat. It's startling because you start to wonder if you just wasted your money. But preheat the oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper, and bake them for about 25 minutes and voila.....
With a little time they turn into the beautiful image you see above.
I cannot recommend these enough. I adore them. I could live off of them.
If you're interested in placing an order, you can find them at QVC.com.
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