Germany 2008: Croissant in a Can

4/07/2008 12:14:00 PM

"Croissant in a Can" was one of my most ecstatic discoveries whilst in Germany this year. Originally from France, bake it right in your own home!

As you can see, the instructions couldn't be simpler.

Ziehen, plopp, drehen, ausrollen, trennen, rollen, backen!
(Pull, pop, twist, roll out, split, roll up, bake!)

1. Ziehen the tab on the can, then plopp it open!
2. Drehen the can to get the dough out.

3. Ausrollen the dough, and trennen it along the perforations.

4. Rollen the pieces into croissant shapes.

We filled half of them with Zartbitterschokolade.
5. Backen the croissants at 180C for 10-15 minutes.

Impressively fluffy! They're so quick to make, and fill the kitchen with a lovely aroma first thing in the morning. They were a little bit smaller and dryer than patisserie-bought croissants, but I loved them all the same.

In Nigella Express, Nigella has a similar recipe for chocolate croissants made with puff pastry, which I think would make a worthy substitute now that I'm back in Australia where, sadly, we have no croissant-in-a-can.

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  1. That is too funny! I'm impressed that they're at all edible. :-D

  2. That's very cool, it seems there's almost nothing that can't be canned. Next time you're in Germany you need to try a cheesburger in a can for me.

  3. We have those in America as well. They're great aren't they and sooo addicting! :)

  4. Heh, we've got those in the UK too! They're still not up there with 'proper' croissants, but in a totally different league from those weirdly floppy things you get pre-packaged in supermarkets.

  5. That is seriously cool. You should definitely try the chocolate croissants from Nigella Express btw - they make a delightful (not terribly healthy...) breakfast.

  6. Thats so cool. I want some canned croissants. And canned Portugese tarts as well come to think of it. Someone invent that! :-)

  7. Anonymous11:37 PM

    Oh you've brought back some serious nostalgia! I used to buy this a few times a year in Germany! So much fun. I must say that in Oz, the Woolworths/Safeway frozen croissants have always been surprisingly decent for a cheap treat.

  8. The good people of Pilsbury had a version of canned croissants (!?) that could be found in many supermarket shelves around canada. Never dared to give them a whirl myself but am kinda regretting it now seeing as how great looking these croissants turned out and how inspired was your decision to add chocolate? Delish!

  9. The pillsbury ones we have here( and in the US) are called crescent rolls and they're the furthest thing from a croissant I've ever seen. They're crap in a can( full of hydrogentated oils)

  10. i used to have this in portugal, 10 years ago, but it disappeared from the market! where can i find this again?? pleaaase i'd really LOVE to eat one of those again! :)

  11. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Where can I get these cans in Australia?



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