One of my favorite treats is a good chocolate croissant. Not many bakeries here have them, but Starbucks makes a pretty good one. ;-)
While I'm still working on a traditional chocolate croissant recipe (preferably one that doesn't take 4 days to make!) this is a great shortcut version!
Simple Chocolate Croissants
Yield: 8 pastries
2 sheets puff pastry (one box)
1 4oz bar of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 of a 4oz bar of Ghirardelli bittersweet (60%) chocolate
1 Tablespoon of water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Chop chocolate and mix together (unheated) in a bowl. Set aside.
Dust a board with flour. Lightly roll out the dough to make it smooth. Cut down the middle and then across the middle so you end up with four squares.
Place about 1.5 tablespoons of chocolate pieces in the center of each square.
Crack egg into a bowl and whisk with about 1 tablespoon of water. Using your fingers, put a line of egg wash around the edges of the square. Fold into a triangle and seal with fork tines.
Bake until just done, about 8-10 minutes. Serve warm and reheat in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
PS: There are some SUPER cute monogrammed cutting boards on Jane today for just $9.99. These would be adorable served up on those (and they'd make a great Christmas gift!).