5 Minute Pain au Chocolat

I've been thinking over the last year-- recognizing victories, acknowledging growth, and contemplating my course for the coming year. It can be hard work, but nothing accompanies introspection like a warm cup of cocoa and a pastry. Try this before you make any of those 'eat less, exercise more' goals-- you look beautiful just the way you are, anyway.


  • Ready-made sheets of puff pastry {I use Pepperidge Farms}
  • Chocolate {I like semi-sweet ghirardelli chips}
  • Egg wash
Simply sandwich the chocolate between sheets of puff pastry. Pinch edges closed and brush with an egg wash. Bake at 350 until golden brown and enjoy!

And if you REALLY want a treat, skip the cocoa and have brewed cocoa beans instead. It's healthier {antioxidant rich!}, less sweet and dark in a sophisticated way. Like drinking chocolate coffee. 

Plus, it gave me a reason to buy a coffee press and spend a few minutes prepping and brewing in the morning, which is oddly calming and satisfying :)

Have a great weekend, all! I can't wait to start sharing again next week.


Crystal Hansen said...

I am so doing this!

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of brewing cocoa beans. Definitely will try that! Your french press is really gorgeous!

Apis Melliflora said...

Your morning ritual is lovely: home made pain au chocolat and chocolat chaud via French press. Bien fait!

Samuel + Olivia said...

What??? I love bitter chocolate and never thought to brew cocoa beans! I am putting a french press on my birthday list now :)

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