OK. This is a quick post because I am spending the evening watching American Idol! The most entertaining show on American TV, in my opinion! I have watched this show in Paris and in Beirut in French and in Arabic and the American show is way, way, better. Way better. So I am sitting with my teen-ager daughter (16) and her Moroccan friend Maryam (17) and having a ball!
This croissant version was created by a baker in Beirut some years ago; unfortunately, I don’t know who or I would have given him my most precious jewel in gratitude. It is so much better than a plain croissant! It is offered at every bakery, coffee shop or pastry shop in Beirut.
A Lebanese friend, Gilbert Khoury, gave me this short and sweet version. It takes less than 3 minutes to prepare.
- 1 can of refrigerated croissant dough
- 1/2 cup of zaatar mixed with 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- Open the package and unroll the croissants on a cookie sheet.
- Take a small spoon and spread some zaatar mixture on each croissant.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the croissants are golden and the fragrance wafting from the oven is so irresistible you know you won’t wait one more minute to inhale them.
NOTE: The best zaatar croissant will be made with a fresh puff pastry of course! These are simply a solution when you are craving one, this minute!
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