Almond Croissants for Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day is this Sunday and fresh almond croissants would be a lovely way for you to show how much your mother means to you.

Mums (or Moms for my North American readers) deserve more acknowledgement than just one day. So the least we can do is try to make them feel appreciated this Sunday.

These almond croissants are very easy but make a big impression on any breakfast table.

A breakfast for people you love!



Almond Croissants
Serves 4, 10 minutes preparation plus 25 minutes cooking

8 small croissants, or 6 large croissants
125 gms butter, softened
2/3 cup of caster sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup of plain flour
1 cup of almond meal
50 gms of slivered almonds

Beautiful free-range eggs have such a rich yolk


Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then beat in one egg at a time.

Fold in the flour and almond meal. The resulting mixture is called frangipane, sounds fancy!


Sift in the flour and almond meal in and gently fold it in until well incorporated.

Be generous with the frangipane


Spread the almond mix evenly between the croissants with a little smear on the top to stick the slivered almonds to.

I went with rustic hand cut almond slivers (because I ran out of store bought), but it looks nice.


Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top then bake for around 25 minutes at 180 degrees until the tops are golden.

She’ll know you appreciate her when you serve these!


Serve as breakfast in bed to your lovely mother with a smile.

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