The croissants with almond cream

Prepare the original version of the famous French pastries, adding fat puff pastry creamy almond cream.

You will need:

- 250 g of puff pastry;
- 75 g almonds;
- 50 g of butter;
- 2 egg yolks;
- 1 tbsp of cream;
- 20 g flour;
- 75 g of sugar;
1 teaspoon brandy;
- 2-2 drops of vanilla essence;
egg for lubrication.

Scald the almonds with boiling water, remove the skin and chop the nuts in a blender. Whisk butter with egg yolks and sugar until complete dissolution of crystals. Add the cream, flour, brandy and ground almonds. Continue whipping the cream until smooth.

Defrosted the dough, roll the pastry out in a circle. Cut it into 6 segments. Smear the almond cream triangles and roll from wide end to narrow, giving the product the shape of a croissant. Lay the workpiece on a greased flour the baking sheet, brush each piece with beaten egg with a couple drops of vanilla essence. Bake in the oven preheated to 220оС until Golden brown.
Instead of almond cream croissants can be filled with thinly rolled marzipan.

Fast pizza

On the basis of puff pastry you can prepare a delicious crispy pizza.

You will need:

- 300 g frozen puff pastry dough;
- 200 g mozzarella;
- 2 tablespoons tomato sauce;
- 150 g lean ham;
- 100 g of canned mushrooms;
- a handful of olives, pitted;
- freshly ground black pepper.

Defrost the dough, roll it into the reservoir and place on a baking sheet, greased. Olives cut into slices, mushrooms into thin slices and ham strips. Grease the dough with tomato sauce spread on it mozzarella, cut into small cubes. On top lay the ham, olives and mushrooms. Bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 220оС. Before serving, sprinkle the cakes with pepper and cut into portions.

Crescents sausage

Such crescents are a great alternative to the usual sandwiches. They can be served for Breakfast or dinner and also to take along for a hearty snack.

You will need:

350 g puff pastry;
- 50 g of soft cheese;
- 1 clove of garlic;
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley;
- 230 g of sausages;
- 1 egg;
2 tbsp of sesame seeds.

Defrost the dough and roll it into a thin layer on the table sprinkled with flour. Cut the dough into squares, each split diagonally into 2 triangles. Chop the garlic, mix it with cottage cheese and greens.
Alternative mix cottage cheese with garlic - any soft cheese.

On each triangle place a portion of cheese mixture, spread it with a knife. Place on top of the sausage and carefully wrap the dough, giving the product the form of a Crescent. Arrange puffs on a baking sheet, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake products at a temperature of 200oC until Golden brown. Serve crescents with a crisp green salad.