Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Discovery; Not Necessarily "A Find!"

Trader Joe's now sells Chocolate Croissents which you may know better as "pain chocolat." Either name, it's a bar of semi-sweet chocolate wrapped in a hunk of dough and baked.

Since Richie loves them, I threw a box in the shopping cart. This morning I tried them out.

What's funny about these things is: they are frozen. You leave them out all night on a lightly buttered baking sheet and (sinisterly) during the night, they swell to four times their original size! Bake them about 20 minutes at 350 and they should brown right up.

What I learned this time: don't use the convection toaster oven (they start to burn on top) but use the regular oven and a much bigger baking sheet! There are three left (four to a box) and in reheating, I'll try to fix this problem by putting them upside down on the baking sheet in regular oven mode. I don't have the sales slip, but $5 for four would seem reasonable. When done, they're H U G E.

Happy Mothers' Day to all to whom it applies!

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