Croissant a L’orange

Cooking for Families

This is a very fancy breakfast for the kids to make for a very special lady for Mother’s Day this weekend. It’s really not hard to make but is a wonderful presentation. I had the kids help me make this recipe during the work week to practice to make it for their mother this weekend. The father knows and will help them assemble the recipe the night before Mother’s Day, refrigerate it, and then bake it on Sunday morning. The recipe can be found at www.bbonline.com.

You Will Need:

2 mini pre-baked croissants
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
orange slices and orange zest to garnish (optional)

What to Do:

1. Prepare the night before. Generously butter ovenproof dishes and set aside.

2. In a small bowl mix together the orange marmalade and orange juice.

3. In another small bowl, mix together the egg and heavy cream.

4. Cut croissants in half lengthwise and place bottom halves in buttered dishes.

5. Pour egg mixture evenly over each bottom half of the croissants.

6. Spread one tablespoon of orange marmalade mixture over each bottom half of the croissant as well.

7. Reserve the remainder to brush over baked croissant as a glaze. Replace croissant tops.

8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

9. In the morning, bake in preheated 325° oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

10. Remove from oven and brush remainder of marmalade mixture that has been warmed a bit in the microwave.

11. Garnish with orange slices and orange zest and a sprig of mint. Serve with crispy bacon.

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