Super simple mini chocolate croissants

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I recently saw a 3-ingredient croissant recipe on Pinterest but unfortunately the link was dead. So I decided to do a little research and even more winging it. And let’s be honest, you can’t go wrong with a chocolate croissant.

I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced a chocolate croissant before but they’re delicious little bites of chocolate heaven.

No, I’m not exaggerating.

Regular croissants are a bit of a pain to make. They take quite a lot of effort and skill. And who has time for that? Nobody. That’s why these little croissants are so awesome.

 

3 ingredients is all it takes!

You’ll need:
- 1 roll of puff pastry
- chocolate (Any kind should do. I used chocolate buttons.)
- 1 egg
Optional: Nutella

Method (Makes 12 – 16)

1. Let that puff pastry thaw completely in the fridge. I let mine thaw overnight but a few hours should do it.

2. On a floured surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry nice and thin. If the pastry is too thick, the croissant will taste more like a pie.

3. With the pastry laying horizontally, cut 2 lines vertically, leaving you with 3 rectangles. (If you want smaller croissants, cut 3 lines so that you have 4 rectangles.)

4. Cut each long rectangle in half so that you have 6 fat rectangles. Then cut eat of those rectangles at an angle leaving you with 12 triangles.

5. It’s at this point where if I had thought to buy some Nutella I would have coated the triangles with a nice layer before filling them with chocolate pieces. But alas, I forgot… Place chocolate along the wide edge of each triangle and start to roll them up. Be sure to pinch the edges so that your chocolate doesn’t run out. Like this:

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6. Once rolled up, turn the edges in a little.

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7. Place your little croissants in a well greased oven pan and brush them with egg.

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8. Now bake them in the oven at 180°c for about 20 minutes. Voila!

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Quick and easy, golden brown little chocolatey bites of delicious!

Did you try the recipe? Would you change anything? Let me know!

Sisters marrying brothers

No not like that, you weirdo.

But heh, gotcha.

For realsies though – This is what my sister and I did (if you didn’t already know), we married brothers.

Sean and Kim (both about 10 years older than me) met a little while before I met Daniel. They clicked and not long after, they were married.

In December of 2004, Daniel and I met and it wasn’t the Disney-style love at first sight situation. And yet two years later, at the age of 17, Daniel and I started dating.

Marriage!

Marriage!

Fast forward 7 years to the exact date of 14 November 2013, Daniel and I were married under a tree in Ardene Gardens. Exactly 7 years after our first date.

(If you click here you’ll see some of my favourite photos from the wedding.)

Anyhoo, it’s a rather strange occurrence having a set of sisters marrying a set of brothers. At least I would imagine so. I don’t have stats or anything, people.

We always get a bunch of questions when people find out. Most joke/ask if it’s considered incest. Euw. No. (It’s not beeteedubs.)

It does have it’s advantages though!

Like:

- We never have to split up Christmas or New Year because our families are always together.

- We have the same niece and nephew and therefore there’s never the worry of spoiling one more than the other.

- Birthdays, weddings and general celebrations just involve one big family instead of two so that makes it easier to plan. Plus it’s cheaper.

- It’s never weird when spending time at one sibling’s house because either way, that sibling is family.

Life is generally simpler I would imagine. I don’t know how to do it any other way but this seems like the right way to do things. ;)

So yes, sisters can marry brothers and it doesn’t have to be weird.

Any questions? Ask away! Nothing is too weird, don’t worry. (Also, tweet me @robi27 if you’re having problems with commenting…)

Until then, bye!

Robi xo

On the job hunt… Again

Isn’t life funny?

No. No it isn’t. 

You’re not funny, Life. Stop.

Okay, basically, after my last couple of blogs about The Husband being suddenly retrenched then getting a job, I have sad news. A couple of weeks ago his new job sprouted some rubbish about him not “fitting in” (read: we’re actually not financially able to afford you) and let him go.

So here we go again.

There’s not nearly as much worry this time. I just know that everything will be okay. Even though we’re approaching the end of the month and there are bills to be paid, I have a peace that is very refreshing. I refuse to stress out. And when I feel it starting to build, I laugh. I’ll suddenly start singing or just tell Daniel that I love him. Anything to not let the worry get a grip on my brain.

I know we’ll be fine. We always have been. I would just enjoy a little solid ground, stability, even a handrail to hold onto would be fine.

But again, we’ll be fine.

So does anyone want to hire my husband? He’s a hard worker, an amazing guy, a quick learner and loyal to a fault.

Plus it was his 30th birthday yesterday and I don’t think I could love the man more.

Tiny bundle of utter madness

You may wonder to whom the title of this post is referring… Well, that would be my 4-month-old kitten, Pixel.

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Pixel at 8 weeks old

As the first cat I’ve ever had the privilege of belonging to, I got lucky with Pixel. Daniel and I know as much.

You see, Pixel and her siblings were found abandoned in an informal settlement at 3 weeks old. She’s never really known her cat mom and has been raised by humans ever since. The result is a cat that LOVES kisses, being held like a baby and prefers sleeping on my pillow to anywhere else.

She also cries if Daniel or myself leave the house. She likes her humans together and preferably in the same room.

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Pixel at 4 months old

As loving and awesome Pixel can be, she’s also an insane handful. She’s a constant ball of energy and nothing can slow her down once she gets started.

But she’s only 4 months old so I guess that’s normal, right?

Whatever, she’s the cutest darn thing you’ll ever lay your eyes on so crazy kitty or not, she’s mine. And I love her.

If you want to see a ridiculous amount of Pixel photos, follow me on Instagram.

Robi

16 favourites from my wedding album

These are just a few of the photos that my awesome photographer (and great friend), Andre Van Rooyen took on my wedding day. Enjoy!

The car - Just beautiful. Especially as it was chosen for me and I had no idea what it would really look like until the special day.

The car – Just beautiful. Especially as it was chosen for me and I had no idea what it would really look like until the special day.

My dad laughing - I'm happy when the ones I love are happy. Especially when it comes to my parents.

My dad laughing – I’m happy when the ones I love are happy. Especially when it comes to my parents.

Just love this shot. This was my wedding. Open, spacious, outside, beautiful.

Just love this shot. This was my wedding. Open, spacious, outside, beautiful.

Love the angle on this one. Andre is a magician!

Love the angle on this one. Andre is a magician!

Can't even deal with how Daniel is looking at me in this one. That's love right there.

Can’t even deal with how Daniel is looking at me in this one. That’s love right there.

How can this NOT be one of my favourites? Also, my dad holding my mom in the background makes it extra special.

How can this NOT be one of my favourites? Also, my dad holding my mom in the background makes it extra special.

I requested that Andre take "moment" photos. You know, those ones that you're not posing for. This is one of them.

I requested that Andre take “moment” photos. You know, those ones that you’re not posing for. This is one of them.

The Kaylee Parasol! I love Firefly and the drizzle meant that I got to use Norah's (my sister in law) parasol and it was magical.

The Kaylee Parasol! I love Firefly and the drizzle meant that I got to use Norah’s (my sister in law) parasol and it was magical.

Love this so much. How awesome was that park?!

Love this so much. How awesome was that park?!

I'm hilarious. That is all.

I’m hilarious. That is all.

This makes it into my favourites because it captures Arthur (my "inherited grandfather") perfectly. He always makes me laugh.

This makes it into my favourites because it captures Arthur (my “inherited grandfather”) perfectly. He always makes me laugh.

Amy. The little princess. So special.

Amy. The little princess. So special.

The Besties. I love these ladies more than life.

The Besties. I love these ladies more than life.

This is one of my favourites because it's a perfect capture of Daniel and his dad. Always one side, quietly being themselves. Also, eating.

This is one of my favourites because it’s a perfect capture of Daniel and his dad. Always one side, quietly being themselves. Also, eating.

Love the shoes. Love the petals.

Love the shoes. Love the petals.

My family. The special people in my life.

My family. The special people in my life.

 

You can see the rest of the photos on my Facebook page. (Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing my “wedding story” soon…)

Robi xo

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