Rough Puff Maple and Chorizo Mini Croissants

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Rough Puff Maple and Chorizo Mini Croissants
15 portions



  • 300g bread flour
  • 250g salted butter (grated)
  • 150g water
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 300g diced chorizo
  • 2 tbsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 egg (beaten)


  1. Mix the butter and flour together in a bowl and gradually add in the water, form a ball and leave to cool in the fridge for 15 minutes
  2. After 15 minutes, generously flour a flat surface and roll out the mixture to make a large and long rectangle
  3. Create a first fold by folding the top of the long rectangle to halfway, and the bottom of the rectangle to cover that half, this will give you 3 layers of pastry. Leave to cool in the freezer for 10 minutes
  4. Brush off any extra flour and repeat the process then place back in the freezer
  5. Fry the chorizo in a frying pan until crispy, then add 1.5 tbsp maple syrup to caramelise
  6. Roll out the pastry to make a large rectangle, 2/3 mm thick then spread on the cream cheese using a spatula and sprinkle over salt and pepper
  7. Sprinkle over the caramelised chorizo
  8. Slice into long triangles and roll from the flat edge to the point to make the mini croissants
  9. Add onto a baking tray and place in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool down
  10. Preheat the oven at 200C fan
  11. Brush the croissants with some egg, wash and bake for 15 to 20 minutes
  12. Serve warm or leave to cool and store in a container
  13. Top with an extra drizzle of maple syrup for extra sweetness if desired

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest.

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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