I don’t know about you, but the holidays mean dessert to me. To you it might mean country ham, it might mean a beach vacation, it might even mean scotch by the fire place, but me, I’m sticking to butter. That’s what I think of when I think of holidays. And when I think of butter, my almost immediate second thought is croissants. I mean, they are half butter, right?
Cause with some chocolate chips, and some homemade whipped cream, a few eggs and some more heavy cream, these heavenly croissants become sinly little bread puddings.
And should you have any left over Armagnac from the holidays that wasn’t consumed, you should probably have a glass of it with this. I like to say it “cuts the fat” but really, it’s just a tasty brandy and it goes well with nutmeg.
Honestly, I don’t know if a chainsaw could even cut the fat in this. Doesn’t mean I’m not going to eat though. Still going for it.
- day old croissants - 6, chopped
- heavy cream - 2 cups
- milk - 2 cups
- eggs - 6
- chocolate - 4 ounces, bittersweet
- nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated
- sugar - 1 cup
- vanilla - 1 tablespoon
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- heavy cream - 1 cup, for whipped cream
- powdered sugar - 1/4 cup, for whipped cream
- nutmeg - 1/8 teaspoon, for whipped cream