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Microgreens & Goat Cheese Croissants



Transform the classic croissant into a gourmet experience with this microgreens recipe. Combining the creamy texture of goat cheese with the fresh, vibrant flavours of microgreens, these croissants are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a light snack. The key to this microgreens recipe is the harmony between the rich, buttery pastry and the fresh, slightly peppery taste of microgreens. Arugula, radish, or beet microgreens work wonderfully here, each offering its unique flavor profile that complements the goat cheese beautifully.

Ingredients:


– 8 large, high-quality croissants (store-bought or homemade)
– 200g soft goat cheese, at room temperature
– 1 tablespoon honey, plus extra for drizzling
– A pinch of salt
– Freshly ground black pepper
– 1 cup mixed microgreens (arugula, radish, and beet microgreens are recommended)
– Optional: Thinly sliced radishes or cucumber for added crunch and freshness

Instructions:


1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Mix Filling: In a medium bowl, combine the soft goat cheese, honey, salt, and a generous grind of black pepper. Mix until smooth and fully combined. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

3. Slice Croissants: Carefully slice each croissant in half horizontally, trying not to go all the way through, so they are still attached on one side. This creates a pocket for the filling.

4. Fill Croissants: Spread a generous layer of the goat cheese mixture on one side of each croissant. Then, stuff a handful of mixed microgreens into each croissant, adding in slices of radish or cucumber, if using.

5. Bake: Place the filled croissants on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes, or until the croissants are warmed through and slightly crisp on the edges.

6. Serve: Transfer the warm croissants to a serving platter. Drizzle with a little more honey and a sprinkle of fresh microgreens on top for garnish. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Notes:


Choosing Microgreens: The choice of microgreens can significantly affect the flavor profile of the croissants. Arugula microgreens add a peppery kick, radish microgreens offer a spicy crunch, and beet microgreens provide a sweet, earthy flavor. Feel free to use a single variety or a mix, depending on your taste preference.

Serving Suggestion: These croissants pair beautifully with a fresh, zesty salad or a cup of light soup for a balanced meal.

Make Ahead: The goat cheese and honey mixture can be prepared up to a day in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Bring it to room temperature before spreading on croissants for easier assembly.

Enjoy the delightful combination of warm, buttery croissants with the creamy tang of goat cheese and the fresh burst of microgreens. It’s a simple yet sophisticated dish that’s sure to impress.