After a heavy New Year lunch, relax with a cup of tea and some savoury Chicken and Cheese Croissants.

Prepared in a jiffy, Nadiya Sarguroh‘s recipe needs just a few ingredients.

Chicken and Cheese Croissants

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 puff pastry sheets, available in gourmet grocery stores or pre-order puff pastry dough from a local bakery
  • 8 slices chicken salami
  • 200 gm cheddar or mozzarella or mixed grated cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Chilly flakes, for the garnish
  • Mixed herbs, for the garnish
  • Butter for greasing the baking tray

Method

  • Butter a baking tray and line with butter paper.
  • If using puff pastry dough, roll it out into a rectangle on a floured surface.
    Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, slice into four squares and then cut each diagonally so you have 8 equal triangles.
    Pull the two corners at the base of each triangle to stretch it.
  • If using puff pastry sheets, skip the above steps.
    Slice each of the puff pastry sheets diagonally to get 8 triangles.
    Place a rolled slice of the chicken salami on each triangle.
    Top it with some of the cheese.
    Brush some of the egg, using a pastry brush, on the sides of the puff pastry and gently roll it from the base of each triangle into a croissant.
    Repeat the process for the remaining 7 triangles.
  • Transfer the croissants to the butter paper-lined baking tray.
    Each croissant should be spaced well apart from the next.
    Using a brush, generously glaze the croissants with more egg.
    Garnish with mixed herbs and chilly flakes.
    Bake at 200°C for 20-25 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
    Take out of the oven and cool briefly on wire racks.
    Serve warm with chai/coffee.

Nadiya Sarguroh lives in Mumbai and publishes the food blog HautePot.

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