Peach Croissants and Savory Sweet Life

Post UPDATE: So, now I feel like I’m always thinking of ways to make the recipes I love even better. .  Next time, you must try the peach croissants this way: add some sliced strawberries, dust on some confectioners sugar and top with melted chocolate hazelnut butter (or Nutella). Oh my. You will not be disappointed.

Original POST:

So, my copy of Savory Sweet Life, the cookbook by Alice Currah, arrived yesterday and I read the entire thing in about two hours. Couldn’t put it down. (yes, I’m talking about a cookbook!) Not only were the recipes approachable and inviting (not to mention all of the gorgeous food photography! Now, THIS is a cookbook) but Alice also shared a lot of very heart-warming stories about her family, children, and her father. .  this is a heart-warming, makes you smile while you read it, makes you want to get out of bed at midnight and go cook something- kind-of-a-cookbook. I loved it. Everyone needs to go buy a copy right now. And most of these are not lavish, complicated recipes. These are super delicious looking (makes you drool) recipes that you will actually make for your family during the week and enjoy as you eat together!

As soon as I woke up this morning, I knew I was going to make the Peach Croissants. My kids LOVE peaches so we have a refrigerator full of them right now . .  and I actually already had all of the ingredients needed for this recipe! If you haven’t baked with puff pastry before, you are in for a treat. Love, love, love puff pastry! If you like these, take a look at the bottom of this post for a Chicken Curry Puffs recipe.

Hope you enjoy!

So Easy Peach Croissants!!


Recipe from Savory Sweet Life by Alice Currah

ingredients; makes 4 croissants

  • 1 fresh peach
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry; thawed
  • Egg wash: 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 teaspoon water

directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut the peach in half and remove the pit.  Slice each peach half into 6-7 slices.  In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon together.  Set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry. Cut the puff pastry sheet in half vertically and then horizontally so you have 4 equal square pieces.  Rotate a square so it looks like a diamond.  Place 3-4 peach slices across the center of the diamond from left to right.  Sprinkle one-fourth of the cinnamon mixture evenly over the peach slices and the puff pastry.  Grab the top and bottom corners and bring them to the center, pinching them together to seal them.  Repeat the process with each of the remaining squares.

I sliced my peach slices a little thinner and put 4 slices into each croissant.

Place the croissants on the baking sheet.  Brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.  Bake for 25 minutes, or until the croissants are golden brown.

egg wash.

Fresh out of the oven!

Up close & personal.

Just for fun, From Alice Currah: Immediately after you remove the peach croissants from the oven, brush each one with simple syrup (1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar cooked for 3 min over medium heat) to give it a nice, glossy sheen. Or sprinkle each croissant with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Liked the puff pastry? Click here for my Chicken Curry Puffs recipe!

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15 thoughts on “Peach Croissants and Savory Sweet Life

  1. We need to start scheduling visits with each other so that we can eat all the good things we bake! These are gorgeous and I love how simple the recipe is! The step by step photos are fabulous.

    • Nancy, haha! Thank you so much! I just (today) discovered this #FoodiePenPals thing. Wanna try? I need to read up on it more. . but I think we send each other stuff related to recipes we’ve tried?

      • I checked out the link and it says that they only match Canadians with Canadians and Americans with Americans 😦 Unless you and I should just arrange it ourselves. I’m going to have to look into what I can ship over the border food wise…

    • Haha, thank you! 🙂 I SO love puff pastry now and don’t know how I’ve functioned for so long without it. . now, I feel like I always need to have some and am constantly thinking of what I can bake with them. If you like eggs, I have a great recipe for breakfast puffs! Let me know if you are interested! 🙂

    • Hi Liz! If you live close to a Costco, they sell organic peaches now! 🙂 (at least the one here in WA does) And yes, you must try this recipe. . you can also try peeled apples, pears, plums and nectarines!

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