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01-02-2008, 02:28 PM
I saw chocolate croissants the other day and I used to love those things. I immediately thought of making a raw version of them.
Luckily, I had just tried Ani's black sesame bread a few days ago and loved it, I made one of her hamburger recipes with it and had them with a friend and they were awesome!
Her black sesame sunflower bread is my favorite bread recipe so far, not only in taste, but also in ease of making (most of my raw bread recipes are from sprouted grains so you need 2-3 days in advance) and in health, as they have no sugar-rich grains to spike our sugar level and are mostly super healthy flax seeds.
For now I'm dehydrating it flat on one dehydrator tray and will probably figure the best way to cut them to put a chocolate filling. Oh, speaking of the chocolate filing, I of course ommited the garlic and onion in her bread recipe for these chocolate croissants. For the chocolate filling I'll probably just make raw chocolate out of cacao powder, cacao butter, agave, vanilla and sea salt.
I'm sure these will be awesome, I'll post back when they're done and tasted.
01-02-2008, 02:50 PM
Umm. . .dreaming of chocolate coissants and cafe au lait in Paris. . .used to love doing that,ummm. . .
Excellent; please include photos and recipe for those that do not have her book!
01-02-2008, 07:49 PM
Sounds like a great idea!
Just an idea, you might want to try blending cacao powder, agave, vanilla and sea salt with a nut butter instead of making raw chocolate, so it'll be softer if the chocolates not melted. I'm sure it would be great either way though!
If you have an opportunity sometime it would be awesome if you could post the bread recipe! I'm thinking of buying Ani's book and would love to try it out first.
Let us know how the croissants turn out!
01-02-2008, 09:27 PM
OK, I'm pretty much done doing them, but since this was a first try of this I decided to buy an organic 70% cacao chocolate bar to melt rather than make my own raw (and expensive) chocolate in case it doesn't turn out too good.
What I did was Ani's Black sesame sunflower bread without the garlic and onion, here is the full recipe, remove the garlic and onion if you want to try these chocolate croissants:
1 cup ground flax seeds
1/3 cup whole flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp chopped yellow onion
1 1/3 cups water
2/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
Mix all ingredients and spread over one 14x14 inch dehydrator tray, dehydrate at 104 F for 4 hours, score bread into 9 equal squares, then dehydrate one more hour.
Now what I did to make the chocolate croissants is that when scoring the bread into 9 equal squares, I then scored a few of the squares in half to make 2 rectangles (I just realized cutting them diagonally into 2 triangles may make it more "croissant-like"), the reason I scored just a few of the squares is simply that I wanted to keep some of the bread for other recipes. I then put melted chocolate on half of the halfed squares and then put the other halfs on top and quickly refridgerated to firm the chocolate. I'm now "dehydrating" one for 15 minutes to warm it up a bit before tasting, so I'll report back in a few minutes about the taste.
01-02-2008, 09:35 PM
OK, well I tasted it, and perhaps that 15 minutes of dehydrating was a bad idea, I stopped it after 7 minutes and the chocolate was all melted already, I didn't think it would melt so fast.
Other than the melted chocolate they were AWESOME, at the end I could swear I was eating the toxic chocolate croissants I used to love! The taste and texture are both nearly identical!
01-02-2008, 09:47 PM
I suppose you ate them before you could get a photo?!:D We done and thanks for the tips; I will try this tomorrow!. . .Paris music going round in my head. . .
01-02-2008, 10:28 PM
I still have some left, I may take a photo tomorrow, I may also make more triangle shaped ones for the photos as I think they'd look better.
01-03-2008, 04:14 AM
Thanks so much! Can't wait to make the bread, and the croissants :)
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