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Easy croissants


Over the last weeks I’ve been watching croissants recipes on different sources. Making the dough is the most difficult part, so we can replace it with a bought puff pastry sheet, even authentique croissants are not made with puff pastry. Once you like the result with already prepared puff pastry perhaps you will be encouraged to prepare your own dough for the croissant and obtain a superb result.


  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 2 cloves
  • Sugar
  • Marmalade

Hi to prepare the croissants lets start preparing the syrup. Put in a pot 2 measures of water for each measure of sugar, add 2 cloves and move to help sugar dissolve on water. Once is starting to boil maintain the fire for 8 minutes, moving from time to time and let get cold.

Extend the puff pastry sheet and cut in half, then cut each part in triangles, once you cut the first one you can use it as a guide. Roll each triangle starting from the base. You can also paint the puff pastry with a bit of marmalade before rolling. Place the rolled puff pastry on a oven tray covered with baking paper and maintain in the fridge for at least half hour.

Heat the oven at 350º F (180º C), with a brush paint the  croissant with the  syrup prepared before and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they turn golden.


Philosophic chicken

This recipe is a self invention, just mixing ideas came up. Its name is due to use phyllo for its preparation.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • Phyllo sheets
  • 1 lemon
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Perrins sauce
  • Cloves
  • Cumin

Cut the chicken breast in stripes, then cut stripes in several pieces to form cubes. Add the chicken cubes in a vessel, add the juice of 1 lemon, perrins sauce, 2 cloves, cumin, salt and olive oil and finally rosemary and thyme (fresh if you can find). Mix up well, cover the vessel and let rest at fridge for at least a couple of hours.

Add chicken to a hot pan and let it cook until it gets golden colour.

Extend some sheet of phyllo together, place the chicken in a line and wrap chicken with phyllo. Cook them at oven at 350º F (180º C) for 30 minutes.

Philosophic chicken

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