Trader Joes’s Frozen Chocolate Croissants

I love homemade food. The lovely aromas while it cooks, eating food warm and straight from the oven is pure heaven. Sometimes, especially being a mom who works full-time, I need a little help. I found these chocolate croissants at Trader Joe’s (if you haven’t noticed by now, I’m a sucker for anything French) and I knew I had to try them. I didn’t expect much from them, since they were frozen and only $3.99.

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You take them out of the packing and let them proof overnight. Basically, you put them on a pan uncovered and leave them alone. I take them out before I go to bed, and just stick the pan in a cold oven, just so my dogs aren’t tempted to grab at them on the counter.
 
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The next morning, they have tripled in size and you can see all of the wonderful layers. Heat the oven to 350 F.
 
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By all the layers, you know these are authentic croissants.
 
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Take one egg and beat it.
 
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I glaze both very generously.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
 
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And them come out like this. Beautiful, golden puffs of pure french indulgent.
 
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Little Miss and I enjoy these with a big glass of cold milk. 
 
It is no exaggeration when I say that these are some of the best croissants that I have ever eaten. Not frozen, but have ever eaten. They are flaky and buttery, with the warm chocolate. They are simply perfect. I save them for special weekends, because otherwise I would eat them everyday and hide them all from her. 
 
If you live near a Trader Joe’s, these are a must try!

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