Mini Croissants Ready to Bake

After the popularity of the Chocolate Croissants, I commented that I really wished they had a plain version, and a few posters agreed with me. Trader Joe's in all its wisdom, came out with a plain version, recently. 8 mini, ready to bake frozen croissants. You place them on a baking sheet, frozen, the nght before, and let rise and proof of overnight, and then bake off in the morning. They were quite good, although a bit flakier than I would like -- very close to puff pastry. The cookie sheet shown above is very small, meant for a toaster oven. I baked only 2 of the croissants. Here are the nutritional stats: 1 croissant is 150 calories, 3g protein, 16g carb, and 9g fat.
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03/ 1/2008
by KJF
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bycaro

March 11, 2008

I tried these and they were fabulous, as good as the chocolate croissants. I don't think I'd say they bear a resemblance to puff pastry, though they are light and airy, a real treat after the heavier, slightly damp things that pass for croissants at some coffee shops. Perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast, or to impress friends at a brunch.
byBunker Ben

March 17, 2008

My husband and I are very fond of croissants. We found this product to be excellent. Try them with TJ's Citron honey...delicious!
byBulboDave

May 29, 2008

These didn't proof well for me at about 68 degrees in the house overnight. They hardly rose at all. Perhaps they would do better in summer.
byclearbright

May 29, 2008

i love these and the chocolate croissants. they are delicious and so easy to make! i just pop a few on my toaster oven baking sheet and let them rise in the oven overnight or all day, then bake until golden. et voila! fresh, flaky, buttery croissants! mmmm.

i heard that these are made by the same baker who makes williams sonoma's significantly more expensive frozen croissants. what a deal! i love TJ's!

i am hoping they'll make mini chocolate croissants next. :D
bygnomatic

July 30, 2008

I am usually not a plain croissant fan, but these are fantastic.

I don't think of them as mini size at all, once that pouf over night, they are quite big.

If anybody at TJ is listening, MAKE the chocolate croissants in mini size too!

Rumour has it that these (and the chocolate croissants) are made by Galaxy Desserts in California, who indeed make the Williams-Sonoma ones (there is a video on the WS website).
byMaryContrary

August 10, 2008

When I first opened the package and saw these itty-bitty pieces of frozen dough.. I was like "ok... mini croissants"... but the next morning BAM! Giant mini croissants! I work in NYC where you can get a croissant on every corner, and this is far FAR better than any I can find around town (with the acception of French pâtisseries)! I will always have these in the freezer!!
bylavoiemb

August 22, 2008

I love these. I have cooked them at least 6 times and they've come out perfect every time... so flaky and yummy they're the best! I HIGHLY recommend eating them while they're still warm. The next day, they just aren't the same.
bymygirlbrodie

February 22, 2009

Yeah these were really good. They smelled wonderful while they were cooking and the taste was light and fluffy and not too buttery and just perfect.
byalimomma

January 17, 2010

We're huge fans of these, and the chocolate ones as well. Nothing beats a croissant fresh from the oven!

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