21 Sep 2011

Nutella Crabbies with Almond Flakes

"Nutella Crabbies" ... the name is freaky, isn't it?


I was thinking long and hard on what to name this item but couldn't decide on a name. After baking them, I left them on the wire rack to cool when my sweetie who was playing in the front yard along with our neighbour's kids came rushing through the kitchen door to pick up her biscuit box, stopped, looked at these baked goodies and said "Crabbie"...

Then it struck me, why not? And so the name  "Nutella Crabbies". You can call it what ever you want "Chocolate Croissants" or "Chocolate Puffs" or anything that your heart fancies..:)


It is a simple recipe with only three ingredients and more or less resembles croissants....

It can be made 2 days ahead, warmed in the microwave oven for 30 seconds and served with morning coffee or as a dessert in an informal dinner with friends along cream, chocolate sauce and fresh fruits...

For the crabbies:
Readymade puff pastry : 1 [375 gms]
Nutella : 4-5 tbsp.
Almond flakes: 3-4 tbsp.
Water: 1-2 tbsp.



1.Preheat the oven to 140 degrees [fan assisted] or gas mark 4. Sprinkle some flour on a clean work surface. Roll the puff pastry lightly.
2.It will be  rectangular in shape. Cut it in the center breadth-wise, so that you have 2 squares of equal size.


3.Cut each square diagonally twice or cross-wise. You will end up with 4 triangles in each square. So for a single puff pastry sheet you will have eight triangles.
4.Smear each triangle with Nutella leaving 1/4 cm gap from the edges all around.
5.Sprinkle with some almond flakes.


6.Roll as shown in the picture.


7.When you have completely rolled the pastry triangle, turn the pastry over so that the triangular tip faces you as shown in the picture.
8.Apply a tiny bit of water on the underside of this tip and press gently but firmly. Bring the two ends of the pastry inwards and shape them resembling "Stout Crab Arms". Secure the tips firmly inwards, so that they don't puff up ajar when baking.


9.Press some almond flakes on the surface of the pastry.
10.Arrange in a baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until the pastries are all puffed up and the almonds are lightly browned.
11.Remove from oven and cool on wire racks until completely cooled.

Serve warm.



Note: They can be stored in air tight containers for upto 4 days.

The puff pastry used in this recipe is the lighter version form the original one - meaning it has lesser calories than the traditional one. You can brush some butter on the pastry before step 9.

Almonds can be substituted with walnuts/hazelnuts/pecans/chocolate chips etc.

Sending this to Cook.Eat.Delicious.Desserts:Almonds , an event guest hosted by Anu , originally by Raven

Also sending Kesar Badam Dates Idlis with Strawberry Puree. to the above event and Serve it : Steamed by Krithi and Denny .







Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva

39 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks so tempting n yummy.....perfect with a cup of tea

Ramya said...

lovely croissants and so easy to make. you know, the first time I saw croissants, I was also surprised to see the crab shape :-)

Mélange said...

The kids are most often better than us Reva..Apt name for that and is interesting too.

I already have bookmarked the recipe.Since I am always on the look out of some nutella recipes to please my lill'one.Thank you for this.One important thing I loved is that it can be stored.

And I completely loved your blog's new look.It's elegant and clean.Cheers!

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!revas clicks are beautiful...flakes looks crispy n perfect!!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

OMG !!! Scary and Lovely Recipe :)

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks perfect and yummy.....
lovely clicks :)

Priti said...

Love the idea and looks very delicious ...nice pics

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Tempting yummy croissants...lovely clicks dear..

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Love the name "crabbies"... :)
Awesome puff pastry... Love the snowing on strawberry picture very much...
Krithi's Kitchen
Event: Serve It - Steamed

Neha said...

Lovely recipe....My son would love this...

Pushpa said...

Crabby croissants look superb.

Prathima Rao said...

Freaky name...yes but the dish seems the total opposite!!! Scrolled down slowly thinking it a not-veg dish!!! And to my delight find a gorgeous pastry instead!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Rinku Naveen said...

Cute crabbies!! Lovely shots especially the last 3..

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Lovely recipe...nice idea...looks tempting...nice clicks too.

alpana said...

Beautiful recipe.....very aptly named crabbie & nice clicks.

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, they look so fabulous dear, lovely clicks and a great name..

Priya said...

Omg, those nutella crabbies looks damn addictive and stunning..

divya said...

Omg, mouthwatering here..wat a fabulous cabbies... gorgeous clicks..

schmetterlingwords said...

Gorgeous crabbies. Looks simple to make too... It was sooo cute of your daughter to name this as crabbies.. Hugs to her :)

GEETHA ACHAL said...

உண்மையாகவே நண்டு மாதிரியே இருக்கு...சூப்பர்ப்...

Vardhini said...

Lovely crabbies Reva .. nice clicks.

Vardhini
Zesty Palette

Kalyani said...

unusual name for a delicious dish ! pix are awesome !! I was contemplating makign croissants sometime, but got put off my the elaborate process - this looks super easy and has options to put ion many fillings too !

Do send it over to my ongoing Global Food fest dear !

Cheers
Kalyani
Join me in a 100-day Global Food Festival here

Pranati Nath said...

I feel like having a bite.Very yummy

Chandrani said...

Crabbies looks awesome....

CinnamonNChillies said...

Nutella in Croissant! What a lovely bite it must be!

Sumee said...

They do look like cute crabbies. Looks awesome..
Thanks for dropping by my blog. happy to follow you too. :o)

julie said...

Yummy n crispy crabbies..Awesome crabbies..

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khushi said...

wow lovely recipe....and the clicks are simply mind blowing!!
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Sobha Shyam said...

an award is waiting for u at my space dear :)

Saji said...

Loves these crabbies

Roshna Feroz said...

Thanx for visiting my blog dear!!!
happy to follow u...urz s such a wonderful blog...
Congratss to ur daughter for the freaky name!!!recipe s xcellent

Now Serving said...

that looks super! Love the pictures :)

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Revathi,Nice to know Ur yummy blog.U have loads of innovative recipes here.Nice to get to know a fellow-blogger from TamilNadu.Hope I can learn KonguNad recipes from U.Happy to follow u and Thanks for dropping in.Reva,try posting 5 recipes per page for faster loading.Enjoy Cooking.

Neetz said...

i loved this!! looks so divine!! yuuummmm... loved ur space :) glad to follow u :) do visit my space too and i would be glad if you could add urself to my list of friends circle too :)

Anzz said...

Wow Reva, your blog is amazing... I love those beautiful crabbies..hats off to such great posts..:)

Vettipullai said...

Hey Girl,

Your cooking has gone to a different level.. Amazing.. keep going girlie.. loads of love

Padhu said...

very interesting!

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

ANU said...

awesome Reva...my son loves nutella....he eats nutella with all you name it breakfast recipes....will surely try this...and thanks for linking to my event!

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