Aren’t they adorable? They are about 3 inches long, 1 inch wide, and filled with about a teaspoon of dark melted chocolate. And they can be all yours in 30 minutes or less.
This recipe comes via Joy the Baker, who got it from Nigella Lawson. (If you have never visited Joy’s site, you need to go. Her recipes are amazing, and her photographs are breathtaking. www.joythebaker.com.)
And so now I pass this recipe along to you. It’s like a chocolate croissant version of Pay It Forward. All you need is frozen puff pastry (usually next to the frozen fruit part of your supermarket’s freezer section), some really good dark chocolate, an egg and a little sea salt, if you are the kind who likes a little hint of salt on their sweet stuff. I am that kind, myself. Once the pastry is defrosted, it is 30 minutes from start to take a bite. And you do have to take a bite pretty soon after they are out of the oven. They actually do heat up pretty nicely (10 seconds in your friendly microwave), but they are out of this world when they are freshly baked. And they are so cute and tiny, you can definitely have two. Or three.
So with thanks to Joy and Nigella and whomever else had a hand in these, here’s the recipe.