Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream

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Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !


 

We love croissants, especially freshly baked and still warm; the flavours releasing are completely irresistible and, for both of us, there is nobody and nothing that could make me refuse two or three freshly baked with coffee aside.

 

That exactly is the reason why everybody finds croissant muffins irresistible. Cruffin recipe is a hybrid of croissant and muffin. Is there anything not to like? 😊

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

 

What does a cruffin with Earl Grey Cream taste like?

Cruffin infused with creamy tea leaves custard tastes just like amazing, filled croissant.

If you are not Earl Grey fan, you may add more vanilla or cinnamon or lemon or orange flavors to your cruffin fillings.

Where did the Cruffin come from?

The first one was created in beautiful Melbourne, Australia in 2013. By Kate Reid. Later, it was popularized and trademarked by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, from San Francisco. Since then, it became popular all over the world.

Before you see the phases of turning croissant dough into cruffin recipe, let me note:

How long do cruffins stay fresh?

Properly stored, freshly baked ones will last for about 1 to 2 days at room temperature.

 

How long do cruffins last in the fridge?

Freshly baked will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge in airtight container or plastic bag.

Can I freeze cruffins once baked?

To freeze croissant muffins, place them onto a baking tray and into the freezer for a few hours to freeze. Once frozen, transfer them to a bag and freeze. That way, they can be stored up to 6 weeks.

How do you defrost baked croissants?

If you want to defrost your cruffins, you should thaw them completely before taking them out of their airtight container.

Once thawed, you place them in preheated oven ( 180 C / 365 F ) and warm them up for 4 minutes.

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

 

I served the beauties for breakfast to give some festive note to our weekend morning. Later, in the afternoon, we warmed them in the microwave to have warm desserts after lunch.

How to make cruffins?

I photographed the steps of the process, so you see how easy it is.
When one of two croissant dough cans is opened, this is what you get when the dough literary jumps out:

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

On lightly floured surface you lay one triangle:

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Flatten with rolling pin to have a triangle 12 inches long and 7 inches wide at the bottom, approximately

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Brush the pastry with melted butter and roll it:

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Cut the croisant lengthwise but let it stick together at the end to make the swirling easier :

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Place swirled croissants to generously buttered muffin pan (at this moment it does not look promising, right ?

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

 

And now, when baked:

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Much better, right?

 

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Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream

Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream are muffin tin shaped croissant dough muffins filled with Earl Grey pastry cream. Delicious !

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Croissant Muffins aka Cruffins with Earl Grey Cream
Servings 12
Author 2pots2cook

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of croissants makes 12
  • 1 stick butter, melted makes ½ cup
  • 2 Tbsp butter room temperature, for muffin pan
  • Earl Grey Cream ingredients:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 drops of Dark Room extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp Earl Grey tea leaves from the tea bag
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle before serving

Instructions

  1. Generously butter 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. Open the croissant can and divide 6 triangles with a knife.
  3. Flour the working surface and flatten the first triangle to be 12 inches long and 7 inches wide at the bottom.
  4. Using brush, lightly butter and roll up starting with the widest end.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut the rolled up dough lengthwise, leaving 1 inch at the end to shape the roll easier.
  6. You get two legs: fold one over the other turning the cut sides facing outwards forming rounded shape just like you make a nest. It must fit the muffin cup.
  7. Place the swirled dough into the muffin pan.
  8. Repeat the steps 3 – 7 to have 12 cruffins.
  9. Loosely cover the muffin pan with tea towel and let the cruffins rise for 2-3 hours.
  10. While cruffins rest prepare Earl Grey Cream: slowly bring to boil egg yolks, sugar, milk, corn starch, Rum extract, vanilla extract and butter. Mix to avoid lumps.

  11. Boil the cream until stiff ( 1 – 2 minutes max.). Mix Earl Grey tea leaves in the warm cream and leave to cool completely.
  12. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.
  13. Brush the cruffins gently with remaining melted butter.
  14. Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown and puffed up.
  15. Let the cruffins cool in tins to reabsorb the butter before stuffing them with Earl Grey cream.

  16. Once cooled, infuse Earl Grey Cream into each cruffin, using piping bag.

  17. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.

 

 

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