Saturday, March 9, 2013

CROISSANT, RASPBERRY and NUTELLA TEA SANDWICH BITES

Seriously good, easy to make: croissant sandwich bites- for tea or for any time. 

Behold the croissant.  One of humankind's greatest inventions.  Flaky, buttery, irresistible.  Kind of like me.  Oops, I said it, and I am not taking it back.  The picture above shows an almond croissant.  Purchased from Whole Foods.  It holds a surprise inside.  It has an almond paste filling.
A while ago I hosted an "after church" tea.  I made some really nice tea sandwiches:  chicken, cucumber, my special minis with ham, cheese and turkey on whole wheat. I had a fruit salad and some phyllo and feta wraps too.  I had cheese and bagels, and a dessert also.  Why am I telling you all this?  I'm just thinking back, reminiscing.  That day I wanted to also offer croissant, raspberry and Nutella bites, but I ran out of time.  I ran out of time, plus after making all the other sandwiches I was too exhausted to speed up and make anything else. I think everyone who came to the tea had a good time.  There were no leftovers to speak of.  Just a few pieces of cheese. The Nutella I had bought for the croissants sat on a shelf in the pantry until I remembered it last week and used some of it to make these really tasty and moist Reeses, Nutella and banana bars.  
Then I remembered all about the croissant sandwiches I hadn't made. So I bought a single croissant and some raspberries and I invited myself to tea.  A nice cuppa and a bite of a croissant, raspberry and Nutella sandwich.  What a great idea that was!  The raspberries came from Mexico, all the way here to the cold Northeast, and they were magical.  They brought sunshine into the house. Best raspberries ever!
Just a lovely tea sandwich!
So here is how to make Croissant, Raspberry and Nutella Tea Sandwich Bites:

Get yourself some croissants.  Butter or almond are fine.  Say no to the broccoli ones.  Get some raspberries or strawberries.  Cut the croissants in half lenghwise.

Arrange raspberries on one half of the croissant.  
Spread some Nutella on the other half of the croissant.
Here is my kitchen rooster posing with the croissandwich.  Bring the two croissant halves together by folding the Nutella half over the raspberry half.



Cut each croissant into quarters.  If you're serving these to company, stick a pretty toothpick or some such implement into each piece to keep it from falling apart and to make it look prettier than it already is. Place the bites on a nice serving platter, and dust the tops of the croissants with a little powdered sugar.  

If the bites are just for you and yours, just enjoy them.  They are sweet, and flaky.  Just like me.  Seriously though, these darlings make fantastic little treats for a tea, and as you see, they are really easy to make.
A croissant with almond paste filling, stuffed with raspberries and Nutella.  Yummy!  

This is my contribution to "Souper Sundays," hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen. Each Sunday Deb features posts with recipes for sandwiches, soups, salads or stews.

5 comments:

  1. I think these "bites" look wonderful, and I hope we get to share some in the future. I really like nutella, I probably have to try it on a croissant.

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  2. Looks really good. I bet it tastes really good too.

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  3. What a great combination of ingredients--these tea sandwiches look like perfectly decadent little bites. (I'd be happy to have these all to myself too!) ;-) Thanks for sharing with Souper Sundays this week.

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  4. I really like the idea of the almond paste filling in the croissant, thinking that flavor with raspberry, mmmm, very nice. I have never had Nutella, but you certainly have put me on a craving with these last two fabulous looking recipes.

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  5. I like the idea of the almond paste filled croissants with raspberry, mmmm, that sounds good. I have never had Nutella, but you have me on a craving now with your last two recipes. They really look delicious.

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