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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Lemon Filled Croissants


I have to confess that if I ever had to choose between chocolate and lemon . . . I would not be able to do it.  The two are my absolute favourite flavours of all.  Truly . . . one of these days I am going to make something using both of them together . . . that's a promise . . . and mine and your life will never be the same again.

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I love lemon curd.   It's something that I always have a jar of in the cupboard, and if I don't have a jar of ready made about, I make my own, which is really quite a simple thing to do . . . and if you have never made your own lemon curd, you really must do it and soon!   My recipe for it is here, and I think it's the best.  But of course, that is only my opinion, and I do admit to being just a tad biased.  ☺

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I really suffer with arthritis and I have some really difficult pain issues to deal with from time to time . . . and this is when having things in the refrigerator and larder which make my life that tiny little bit easier really help.   This week I am in a lot of pain from my neck right on down to my feet . . . and so I have made good use of a few kitchen cheats . . . but don't worry.   Anyone who follows me regularly knows that this is only a temporary blip!

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I also hold my hand up . . . I can be somewhat lazy from time to time and am not adverse to using refrigerated croissant dough to whip up a quick and easy treat.  Today was one of those days when my pain issues left me wanting to make something which was tasty, but at the same time easy  and quick.   Anyone up for some Lemon Filled Croissants for their breakfast, Elevensies or Coffee Breaks??

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I know you will forgive me my laziness, especially if you decide to make these for yourselves.   They are buttery, and lemony and altogether quite moreish, if I don't say so myself.   Dusted with some crunchy demerara sugar and ground cardamom before baking . . . they really are incredibly tasty.

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You'll want to eat these up on the day (not a problem trust me!).  I think after you make them these you will be your family's favourite person on the planet . . . and they will become a firm favourite in your repertoire of tasty breakfast goodies.  Don't be tempted to overdo the lemon curd.  Too much and it will come leaking out all over your baking tray.    An extra little twist on the ends usually prevents this from happening . . . but too much it too much . . .

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Just look at those tender and flaky insides just oozing with lemony goodness . . . go on.   Bake them today.   You know you want to!  Resistance IS futile.  Trust me on this.  Do resist the temptation to dig in as soon as you remove them from the oven though . . . hot lemon curd can cause burns if you are not careful.   Wait til they have cooled down to warm before indulging.  You'll thank me.

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*Lemon Filled Croissants*
Makes 6
Printable Recipe

Quick, easy and only using four ingredients.  (Five if you count the cardamom) Buttery soft croissants filled with tangy lemon curd, dusted with demerara sugar and ground cardamom and baked to perfection.

1 package of refrigerated croissant dough
6 heaped TBS of good quality lemon curd
6 TBS demerara sugar
milk to brush
ground cardamom to dust (optional)
Icing sugar to dust (optional)

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Preheat your oven to 200*C/400*F/ gas mark 6.  Line a baking tray with baking parchment.   Lightly spray the paper with nonstick spray.  Set aside.

Unroll your croissant dough, and cut apart into 6 triangles.   Place one portion of lemon curd at the wide end of each croissant.   Gently spread it down about half way the length of the dough towards the point, and leaving the edges free.   Roll up, starting at the wide end towards the small point, totally encasing the lemon curd.   Gently twist either end closed and place each on the prepared baking sheet, narrow pointed side down.  Brush each with some milk.  Sprinkle with the demerara sugar and dust lightly with ground cardamom if desired.

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Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until well risen and golden brown.  Remove from the oven.   Serve warm and dusted with icing sugar if desired.


  1. Oh no, I'm so sorry you hurt!! Feel better! Although these gorgeous little bits of yumminess should certainly help! Emotionally, if nothing else :) I want a plateful right now!! Now I just have to find croissant dough somewhere... Prayers and hugs and healing thoughts your way, dear friend! :)
    Lots of Love, April

  2. Chocolate-filled croissants,

    almond-filled croissants,
    but now, lemon?

    Simply brilliant!

  3. My favourite breakefast on celebration days, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, Easter is croissants and lemon curd and you have now taken them a step further and they look so scrummy.



    PS see ya later ;)

  4. I must make these for my husband; he loves lemon flavoured things.

  5. They look amazing! Would never have thought to do that.

    My sympathies with the pain, my Mum suffers terribly too, hope it eases x

  6. They look great~
    Any kind of pain alters one's quality of life..

    Sorry ..

  7. I to suffer from both rheumatoid arthritis & lupus. There are days I'm not able to get up but when the pain is managed by my morphine pump I hit the kitchen cook in bulk lots of soups cookies muffins... Lemon curd yum I buy key lime curd amazing I love the idea of lemon croissants but can u give us the recipe for curd stay strong think happy thoughts but as we know pain is pain...........janets50

  8. Mmmmm....sound like a bite of heaven, especially when not feeling sorry for the suffering that your pain causes....add a cuppa, a book and a comfy chair, then rest....

  9. Dear Marie, Im so sorry you dont feel well, I know how is the pain, oh dear, hope you feel better soon!

    About these treats look amazing I love croissants and especially they have lemon!!! love lemon! send you hugs and love and ope you feel better my dear:)

  10. Janet, there is a link to the curd recipe in the paragraph about it above. Just click on the word "here" on the sentence that says you can find my recipe for it here.

    I am sorry that you too suffer from pain. Good days and bad days. Thank goodness for the good days.

  11. Oh my, these look wonderful! Two of my most favorate things in the world...lemon and crossants! YUM! So easy too! I can't wait to try these - maybe tomorrow!

    Feel better soon~ xo


  12. Oh my! Does this look yummy! I have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love the idea of using lemon curd in croissants. I'll have to put the chocolate and raspberry aside for a time and give these a try.

  14. I hope you're feeling better Marie, I don't think this is laziness - just common sense - and these crossants must help the recovery! I too adore lemon curd :))
    Mary x

  15. Gonna try these asap. I love making. Desert for my family and seeing the smiles on their faces when they try my new deserts. This looks simple and yummy! ! I love lemon filled pastries. . Thank you for sharing♡

  16. You're welcome Jacqueline! I hope that you like them! xx


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