Before devouring my first ever Trader Joe’s frozen croissant, you never would have been able to convince me that these things are actually delicious. Pre-made, frozen…there’s no reason why these pastries should be fresh and flaky like the ones down the street at your local La Boulange or Starbucks. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report that these are better! Keep in mind this is coming from the beignet loving girl with the biggest sweet tooth.
Perfect for a weekend of houseguests, and available in three different flavors: plain, almond, and chocolate, grab up a box or two the next time you’re shopping at TJ’s. Simply unwrap and place the desired number of croissants on lightly greased wax paper overnight or for six to seven hours, and prepare to be amazed at how much these suckers will rise. About 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, stick them in the oven on 350 for 20-25 minutes (I cooked mine for 23), then allow to cool. Once the steam dissipates, sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy.
Below are a few photos of the almond flavor, and I already cannot wait to try the chocolate filled croissants.