Everyone loves French toast, but what if you are in a hurry and want something exciting to entertain your family or guests with? Then these little triangles of goodness will impress without hurting your wallet or your kitchen sink.
Simply buy Pillsbury croissants,(Pillsbury spells them as crescent, but come on…croissant is its original spelling and sounds so fancy; you can just here Julia Child saying “croissant”) which are cheap, or a store bought variety, just not the extra-large, unless of course you have a large frying pan. Some heavy whipping cream (trust me homemade whipped cream is so easy and more attractive to guests), and some blueberries (I often recommend Driscoll’s.) And honestly, you can use the bought whipped cream, but homemade is more natural and FUN!
Fried Croissant Triangles.
- 1-2 packages refrigerated Pillsbury croissant dough
- 1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
- 1 package of fresh blueberries, or frozen.
Here are the little flavorings and additions to perk it up:
- Powedered sugar
- Lemon juice/zest
- Have some healthy oil, such as sunflower, for frying, heating up in a large skillet. Carefully unwrap the croissant triangles on a wax paper covered surface and place a few in at a time to fry. It will not take long. Have you ever fried canned biscuits for a quick homemade donut? Same concept here. Flip them as soon as one end is golden. If they puff up, it will fall back down after they are pulled out to rest. When you take them out of frying place them on a mesh drainer rack to get rid of excess oil, or if you have to, onto paper towels. Serve fresh! These will not last in the fridge, they will get soggy. It is probably best if you have leftovers to freeze them and bake them in the oven when you desire them again.
- For the homemade whipped cream, use a hand blender and blend till thick and whipped. To make it flavorful add vanilla and to help it whip faster, and have a hint of sweetness, sprinkle in a tablespoon at a time of powdered sugar, just don’t overdo it.
- For the filling and/or topping make a blueberry sauce by cooking them in a small sauce pan with a dash of lemon juice, zest and a ¼ cup or so of granulated sugar. No water is needed, blueberries are full of water already. You can also serve the berries fresh to reduce the sugar and have a lighter brunch-appeal.
- Lastly, place one triangle on a plate, top with goodies, and place on another, then top with whipped cream and/or honey. These are great to treat as sopapillas as well. Honey, cinnamon, sugar, top with whatever floats your boat!
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