I went to check this month's theme and it is croissants. Now, I love a good croissant and really want to make them from scratch someday. But I am sure you know how it is this time of year. Between all of the Christmas activities and work it is hard enough to just keep your head above water and make sure everyone ate at least some sort of balanced meal each day along the way. Then our New Year's Eve menu turned into something epic. So I figured I better make crescents instead. That was much easier to wrap my head around. A family friend shared her grandma's recipe and we really loved it! It was enough to make 4 dozen crescents. So, I made a dozen and froze three balls of dough for future use. One came out for another batch of crescent rolls the very next day! The second came out for these little gems.
Bacon Fig Dippers
Makes about 3-4 dozen
1/4 recipe crescent dough
1/2 cup dried figs, chopped
2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
Butter for brushing
Brie, Camembert or other melty cheese for dipping
- Make sure figs and bacon are finely chopped and well mixed. I rough chopped each, and then combined them and ran my knife through the mixture a few times.
- Roll the dough into approximately an 18x10" rectangle.
- Sprinkle bacon/fig mixture over dough and roll like you would cinnamon rolls.
- Cut into thin slices, somewhere in the 1/4 to 1/2" range would be fine. Place on baking sheets and cover with slightly damp towels to rise for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Gently brush tops with butter.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve with warm cheese for dipping.
It's Foodie Extravaganza Day and this month's theme is Croissants, although some will be using the Crescent Roll. This month's host is Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mammas.
What is Food Extravaganza?
It's when a group of bloggers get together and make a recipe using one main ingredient. Where do we get the ingredient? We look at The Nibble and pick something off of their list. Croissants are actually celebrated on January 30th, but it's in January, so it's fair game. You can check out our group Pinterest board for past recipes. If you're a blogger, you can join along with us by requesting to join on our Facebook page. Now, on to the goodness.
Beefy Green Chile Braid by Fearlessly Creative Mammas
Pain Au Jambon by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pain Au Chocolat by Making Miracles
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissant with Maple Dijon Sauce by Tara's Multicultural Table
Cinnamon and Apple Croissant Bread Pudding by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Croissants by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Croque Monsieur Croissants by Caroline's Cooking
Almond Croissant French Toast by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Bacon Fig Dippers for Melty Cheese by Cooking with Carlee
Triple Meat Croissants Breakfast Casserole by Cookin' and Craftin'
Coronation Chicken Horns by Food Lust People Love
Breakfast Croissant Ring by Our Good Life
Baked Cinnamon Raisin Croissant French Toast from From Gate to Plate