Crufin is a divine sweet puff pastry snack that is becoming more and more popular for a very reason – it looks and tastes amazing!
We first saw Crufin at a vegan bakery in Paris and fell in love with it! It was filled with a divine vanilla cream and topped with a cookie cream. The idea is very interesting – a combination of a croissant and muffin, a croissant shaped like a muffin, filled with any filling and dipped in crunchy sugar. Crufin can be a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
The preparation is extremely easy and doesn’t take a lot of time, as you only need three simple ingredients and a good half an hour to make them! The look and taste are wonderful, so this is a great dessert to make when you want to impress your guests and at the same time do not spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We can assure you that everybody is going to love these! All you need is puff pastry, granulated sugar and vegan chocolate spread, that’s it!
While still hot, roll the crufins in sugar (to which you can also add cinnamon for a richer taste) and fill them with cream. We filled them with vegan chocolate spread, but you can also use jam, vanilla cream, some other filling or don’t fill them at all, as they are very tasty on their own, without fillings, just dipped in some sugar.
Ingredients and Process
You only need 3 simple ingredients for these delicious and wonderful crufins.
- puff pastry– we use frozen puff pastry as it tastes great, has lots of layers and rolls very nicely, you can also use the one from the fridge or even make your own if you’ve got time,
- vegan chocolate spread and
- sugar– we used white sugar which creates a very nice and divine look.
If you love simple puff pastry desserts, check out the following recipes:
- 500 g puff pastry
- 8 teaspoons vegan chocolate spread
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle measuring approximately 25 cm x 35 cm.
- Roll the dough lengthwise into a roll.
- Cut the roll in the middle to get two equally long pieces.
- Cut each of these shorter pieces in half lengthwise, making four pieces of dough.
- We take one part of the dough (out of four), turn it over so that the layers of the dough are visible and roll it into a snail shape or a roll.
- Place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and repeat the process for the rest of the dough.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 °C.
- When the rolls are baked, roll them while still hot in sugar and fill with chocolate filling.