Sunday, March 8, 2015

Simple Pleasure Sunday: Pain au Chocolat

Years ago, Shannon of The Simply Luxurious Life recommended splurging on chocolate croissants from Williams-Sonoma. Since j'adore pain au chocolat and it reminds me of my trip to Paris last spring, this product has been at the back of my mind for awhile. I finally ordered fifteen frozen chocolate croissants of high quality. You allow them to rise overnight between sheets of parchment and then bake them for fifteen minutes at 375 degrees F. Along with espresso, I savored one for breakfast Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They do taste buttery, but they are incredibly flaky and delicious. In my mind, they tie my favorite pain au chocolat in America, the one from Amy's Bread in the Chelsea Market in New York. They are almost as fantastic as what I remember having enjoyed in Paris. I will definitely purchase these again and can't wait to share these with (my Paris travel buddy) Elizabeth! I highly recommend this product.



A lazy Sunday morning: 
breakfast at the coffee table and Pinterest on my Kindle.

Update on March 11, 2015: These are on sale for $23.95 today only.


  1. Oh how I would love to try to the frozen ones. In fact this is the first time I've of a frozen pastry. It looks delish too. I'll just have to try my hand at making croissants from scratch again.

    1. It was delicious! I highly recommend them. If you have a great recipe, please send it to me. The chocolate-stuffed croissant is one of my favorite foods ever and I should consider making them from scratch myself...

    2. The only recipe that I've tried is from the FWDGF book. I'm going to try to make it again and see if it's better. Maybe it will work much better in the states side as it's not as humid. I'll sure share you the recipe.