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Kerry Beal

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I love the chocolate croissants and their “airiness” (I use the egg wash and bake them in a regular oven). I always keep some in the freezer. They are much better than the vast majority of the ones I can buy already baked.


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4 hours ago, rotuts said:

I to noted the airy-ness.    I wonder if they are too easy to over-proof.

 

they did look Poof-ey before they went into the oven

 

in the wintertime my kitchen is a bit chilly due to the wood strove around the corner

 

might be 50 in there ...    looking forward to trying them then

 

or taking them out of the freezer later in the evening.

They do look a touch overproofed IMHO.

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Soooo Tasty

 

so Ill give the other two

 

a much later Proof

 

if I can stay up that late

 

o.O

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Ive now worked w the Other Two from the TJ's 

 

PoChocolat today :

 

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I fairly sure the two PoC's were out of the freezer for 8 hours for the above

 

Kitchen temp :  more or less 70 F an average for those hours.

 

I did not take a pic when I though they began to rise

 

the above baked :

 

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I used the CSO on steam bake , and put the above in not long after I started the CSO

 

I think these came out

 

after 325 F Steam-Bake at about 22 min.

 

as The Guru of all Eats stated : 

 

change one variable at a time

 

 

Aaron Franklin    " Franklin BBQ "

 

you might see some Eps on PBS !

 

its BBQ  not PoC's

 

still delicious

 

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Posted (edited)

They look a bit flat. Here is what mine look like typically:

 

Pains au chocolat

 


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@FrogPrincesse

 

inteeresting

 

do you use a ' wash ' before they rise ?

 

how do you bake them ?  

 

what do they look like before they go in the oven ?

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13 hours ago, rotuts said:

@FrogPrincesse

 

inteeresting

 

do you use a ' wash ' before they rise ?

 

how do you bake them ?  

 

what do they look like before they go in the oven ?

I follow the instructions from the box, exactly as written. The egg wash is right before they go in the oven, 20-25 min at 350F.

 

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Do Trader Joe's do a similar plain croissant? I don't always want a pain au chocolat, but I will rarely turn down a perfectly crisp, flaky croissant.


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4 minutes ago, Hassouni said:

Do Trader Joe's do a similar plain croissant? I don't always want a pain au chocolat, but I will rarely turn down a perfectly crisp, flaky croissant.

 

 

Yes they do.

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5 minutes ago, Hassouni said:

Do Trader Joe's do a similar plain croissant? I don't always want a pain au chocolat, but I will rarely turn down a perfectly crisp, flaky croissant.

 

 

1 minute ago, ElsieD said:

 

Yes they do.

 

They are called mini croissants.  They are smaller than some, but not overly tiny.  I always keep them on hand and highly recommend them.  

Here's one from a lunch I posted a while back:

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They also have frozen almond croissants from time to time. 

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One, three, buckle my knees. Those croissants look pretty good. Meanwhile I've made a new discovery: TJ's dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I'm not a fan of Reeses: both the milk chocolate and the filling seem awfully plasticky, and really I just can't stand milk chocolate. The TJ's variety are thankfully quite small. The PB filling would be better if it was a bit less sweet, but the chocolate is good and dark, and I admit, I am addicted. 

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Im very much a fan of fruit deserts , w flaky pastry or crumble.

 

I had high expectations for this :

 

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came out like this :

 

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the pastry was decent , w large granules of sugar for crunch .  nice

 

the filling was a disappointment , unless you like a few unripe peaches in your tarte

 

" for added crunch "

 

took the container back for a refund.

 

:S


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22 hours ago, rotuts said:

Im very much a fan of fruit deserts , w flaky pastry or crumble.

 

I had high expectations for this :

 

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came out like this :

 

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the pastry was decent , w large granules of sugar for crunch .  nice

 

the filling was a disappointment , unless you like a few unripe peaches in your tarte

 

" for added crunch "

 

took the container back for a refund.

 

:S

 

 

I had better luck with this. The first one was so good that I picked up another when I went back. Sorry you got one that wasn't ripe. 😞

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Trader Joe's Chicken enchiladas :

 

http://freezermealfrenzy.com/2018/04/trader-joes-chicken-enchiladas-review/

 

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these are decent in a pinch.   I added some TJ's Wisconsin sharp cheddar  and some ' windowsill ' green onion tops and some green tabasco

 

micro'd  intil bubbly , a little torching , then the GO and GT

 

decent for so little work.

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