Croissant Brownies



Author Notes: If there were ever a match made in heaven, it's fudgy brownies and delicate, flaky croissants. Tear up bits of the pastry and bake them into the batter for a unique and very good take on a classic.

Featured In: Hello, Crownie (a.k.a. the Flaky Chocolate Mash-Up You Can Actually Make at Home)
Posie (Harwood) Brien

Makes: one 9" pan

Ingredients

  • 150 grams (~10 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 200 grams (~1 cup) dark chocolate (I use 60%)
  • 175 grams (~7/8 cup) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 grams (~2/3 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large croissants, torn into bite-size pieces
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a 9" square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together over a double boiler. Once melted, set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Once cooled a bit, whisk the sugar and vanilla into the chocolate mixture until smooth.
  4. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Fold in the salt and flour, and mix until the batter is combined.
  6. Fold in the croissant pieces, then pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Do not overbake!
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool fully before slicing and serving.

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Reviews (5) Questions (0)

5 Reviews

Carol H. February 18, 2018
why is this recipe written in grams etc rather than cups? I can't translate the grams (weight) into cups (which is volume). and what does the squiggle mean (~10 tbsp)?
 
Prathima February 21, 2018
weight is often much more accurate for baking, and more universal for non-US users of the site. You can get a baking scale for ~ $12 at bed bath and beyond, or Amazon. (the ~ means "approximately")
 
Carol H. February 18, 2018
why is this recipe written in grams etc rather than cups? I can't translate the grams (weight) into cups (which is volume). and what does the squiggle mean (~10 tbsp)?
 
Kelli H. February 17, 2018
I'm thinking cubes of homemade sourdough bread would be interesting
 
zoemetro U. February 1, 2018
Oh, my gosh Posie. I am making these for the super bowl potluck. What a fabulous idea that is perfect for my francophile-13-year-old son. Thank you.