First of all, I can’t come up with a snappy name for these things.
I’ve tried the obvious portmanteaus of pizzants (obviously, no) and croizzas (also, no).
I just can’t think of a snappy way to name these incredibly delicious little treats. If you have any suggestions, please send them to me. I may even think of a prize for the best one…
Whatever we decide to name them, these little savoury pastry delights are just wonderful and so easy to make; especially if you opt for the shortcut I did.
If you have kids, this would be a great thing to make together. What kid doesn’t like pizza? Or fresh croissants? Weird kids, that’s who. Don’t give me that look, if I had a kid and they didn’t like pizza I would refer to them as a weird kid, even if they were in the room.
The only difficulty I found with these snacks is that, as it turns out, I have no idea how to properly roll a croissant. I was aiming for the traditional croissant shape but, as you can see, I ended up with… something slightly different.
Step 1, I will take you through how to make your sauce (you can just use ketchup if you’re a heathen, but I would prefer that you didn’t).
Then there are just a couple of steps until you’re chowing down on some incredible edibles.
This is super easy, especially if you have a blender (you should know by now, I love my blender). Just quickly chop it all, throw it in and hey presto!
2 Fresh Tomatoes
1 Garlic Clove
Handful of Fresh Basil
Brown Sugar (you can leave this out if you want)
A Drop of Olive Oil
Not going to even write a method. Chop it and blend it. Now you have a sauce.
Here come’s the shortcut!
The croissant dough I used was store bought…
That was far too much build up for that anti-climax.
Anyway, I bought it from Lidl. Actually, come to think of it, everything here is from Lidl.; it’s probably my favourite supermarket. I have an extremely limited budget and Lidl has everything I need for a price I can actually afford.
Apart from that Jamon Iberico leg that keeps catching my eye. Good Lord, I just want to buy that and sit and eat it like a Viking.
To Make the Croissant Pizza Things
Lidl Croissant Dough Thing
Your Choice of Cheese (I was ballin’ with mozzarella)
Any Toppings You May Want (don’t go crazy, you need to be able to close the thing)
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 4
- Follow the instructions on the packaging to roll out the croissants
- Spread a thin amount of your sauce onto the top, leaving half a centimetre around the entire edge
- Put on your cheese
- A light smatter of toppings (if required)
- Now, the folding. You can either try to fold it like an actual croissant or you can do what I did. Just sort of fold the whole thing over. Make sure the edges are tightly pinched together or you’ll get, what we call in the business, a blowout. That’s not as gross as it sounds. It just means that the cheese will explode out of the edges
- Put them on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and lightly brush them with the olive oil
- Cook them for about 10-15 minutes. When they look pretty golden on the outside, you’re on the right note