Merging croissants with other traditional pastries has been all the rage lately. I’ve been hearing about cronuts (croissant + donut) for a couple of years now (and have been dying to try one!) so when I saw the idea for croissant waffles in a recent issue Woman’s Day Magazine I was all over it! And they were just as good as they sound! Crispy on the outside….light and flaky on the inside!
This is really more of a technique than an actual recipe. Start with a box of standard frozen puff pastry sheets.
Defrost the puff pastry and unfold one of the sheets.
Separate the sheet into three pieces.
Cut the sheets into small enough pieces to fit in your waffle maker. I have a pretty small Belgian waffle maker and I cut all the pieces in half.
For filled waffles, keep the sheets big enough to fold in half in your waffle maker.
Lay the pastry in a hot waffle maker. I had to fold up the corners of my dough to keep it from hanging off the edges.
For filled waffles, lay half of your dough on the waffle maker. Add your desired fillings. Mini chocolate chips would be divine! Then fold the other half of the dough over the top of the filling.
You shouldn’t need to add any oil or nonstick spray because the dough has a quite a bit of oil in it. My didn’t stick a bit!
Cook the pastry until it turns golden brown.
I like mine with maple syrup and topped with raspberries, chocolate chips and a little dash of powdered sugar. Talk about indulgent! But totally worth the calories!! ;-)
These might not be the type of waffles you’d want to eat for breakfast very often, but they would be fantastic served as a dessert! I could also see them being a great treat to serve at a bridal or baby shower with various topping options.
What is your favorite waffle topping?
- Box of standard frozen puff pastry sheets
- Toppings: raspberries, chocolate chips, powdered sugar
- Defrost the puff pastry and unfold one of the sheets.
- Separate the sheet into three pieces.
- Cut the sheets into small enough pieces to fit in your waffle maker.
- Lay the pastry in a hot waffle maker.
- For filled waffles, lay half of your dough on the waffle maker. Add your desired fillings. Then fold the other half of the dough over the top of the filling.
- Cook the pastry until it turns golden brown.