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Cruffins Recipe with Strawberries

Strawberry cruffins (plus: how-to video)

Published: May 6, 2016 at 10:41 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • A little effort
  • Makes 6

Watch our video to master this cruffin (croissant/muffin) hack! Try swapping the custard for Nutella, pistachio paste or orange curd

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal261
fat15.1g
saturates8.2g
carbs25.9g
sugars10.2g
fibre1.7g
protein4.6g
salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp soft butter
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 pack (find it with the pastry in the chilled section) croissant dough
  • 2 tbsp (buy a small long-life pot) ready-made custard
  • 125g strawberries, hulled and very finely sliced
  • to dust icing sugar

Method

  • STEP 1

    Butter 6 holes of a large muffin tin generously, then mix half the cinnamon with the sugar. One by one, put a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar into each muffin hole and roll around to coat the inside. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.

  • STEP 2

    Unroll the croissant dough carefully, and cut into 3 rectangles of dough so that you keep 2 croissant triangles stuck together to make 3 rectangles. Cut each in half lengthways, so you’re left with 6 thinner strips.

  • STEP 3

    Making one cruffin at a time, brush a thin layer of custard over the dough, leaving an empty 1cm wide border along the edge nearest you.

  • STEP 4

    Dot over the strawberries on top of the custard, letting some tips stick out above the top edge of dough. Scatter with a pinch more ground cinnamon, then roll the croissant dough up from one of the shorter sides, pinching together the dough border to seal into a base.

  • STEP 5

    Sit the roll, pinched base side down, into one of the muffin holes, and repeat with the rest of the dough, custard and strawberries.

  • STEP 6

    When all the cruffins are assembled bake for 15-20 minutes, until risen, golden and crisping on top. Push the croissant dough back into the tins if they rise too much while cooking. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

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