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Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

10 minsServes 2Ingredients:1 croissant, sliced in half to create two open sandwiches100g cream cheese150g ricotta1 tsp vanilla bean½ cup honey50g butterA couple of lavender flowersA couple of sprigs of thyme leaves
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Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

With lavender & thyme
Serves 2| Ready in 10 mins
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Creamy vanilla ricotta, layered on a toasted croissant drizzled with bubbling burnt honey caramel and brightened with lavender and thyme, what more could you want?

Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Everytime I think about this dish I get excited. It’s just so tasty and a really simple way to level up your breakfast or brunch game. No need to wait for a special occasion, a slow, no-plans weekend at home is all the occasion you need.

What you need to make Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Ricotta, Honey, Croissants, Butter, Thyme, Cream Cheese
Croissants
The pastry of choice. You could also use a bagel
Ricotta and cream cheese
This combination makes the ricotta more creamy and gives a bit more structure
Vanilla bean paste
To flavour the whipped ricotta. You could also use a vanilla bean
Honey
You could use maple syrup if you’re not fond of honey
Butter
To help caramelise the honey
Lavender flowers
I used fresh from the garden but you can also buy dried culinary lavender
Thyme leaves
For another fragrant flavour

How to make Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Adding vanilla to ricotta and cream cheese
1. Make whipped ricotta

Combine ricotta, cream cheese and vanilla paste into a food processor or nutri bullet and pulse for 30 seconds to a minute until light and fluffy. You could also use egg beaters or your whisk and a bit of arm muscle (but you may need the cream cheese to be at room temperature for this). Place whipped ricotta in a piping bag.

A toasted croissant half
2. Toast the croissant halves

Gently toast the cut side of the croissant under a grill or broiler, let it cool slightly.

Ricotta being piped onto a toasted croissant
3. Add ricotta to croissants

Place onto serving plates, then pipe the ricotta onto the croissant halves in an extremely satisfying side to side pattern.

Make burnt honey
4. Make burnt honey

Heat butter in a small pot over a stove until melted and bubbling, let it darken in colour slightly then add in the honey, let it begin to bubble, then drizzle over bubbling honey (be careful it will be hot!) onto the ricotta.

Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissant with lavender and thyme
5. Garnish

Scatter over lavender and thyme. Let honey cool for a minute or two, eat and enjoy.

Watch how to make Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Frequently asked questions & tips for Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Not a fan of lavender?
That’s ok, it won’t be offended if you leave it off.
Don’t have a piping bag?
If you don’t have a piping bag, spread the whipped ricotta on with a knife.
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Whipped Ricotta & Burnt Honey Croissants

Cook Time
5 mins
Prep Time
5 mins
Serves
2
Creamy vanilla ricotta, layered on a toasted croissant drizzled with bubbling burnt honey caramel and brightened with lavender and thyme, what more could you want?
  • 1 croissant, sliced in half to create two open sandwiches
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 150g ricotta
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean
  • ½ cup honey
  • 50g butter
  • A couple of lavender flowers
  • A couple of sprigs of thyme leaves
Category - Sweet
Cuisine - French inspired
Skill Level - Not too tricky
Other categories -
Sweet, Little plates, Entertaining, Snacks, Brunch
Nutritional information
Calories 866.1 kcal43%
Carbohydrates 89.1 g30%
Sodium 493.7 mg21%
Magnesium 21.9 mg5%
Protein 14.4 g29%
Sugar 74.9 g83%
Calcium 234.8 mg23%
Vitamin A 38%
Fat 53.6 g82%
Fiber 1.1 g4%
Iron 1.6 mg9%
Vitamin C 4%

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