You're thinking this is hard.
You're thinking it might not be worthy....
Nope. Totally worthy.
So now you've stopped thinking and you're simply preparing a quick batch of pudding because that's the only time consuming part of this and you can do it a day or two ahead of time.... Suh-WEEEET!
Mini croissants (you can use the big ones, but they're like a MEAL....the minis work well for dessert)
Two cups custard or vanilla pudding
One - two cups of heavy cream, whipped and lightly sweetened.
Make the custard: really, truly, this is the only INVOLVED step and it's minimal... promise!!!
2 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in two-quart saucepan.... Mix sugar and cornstarch together with spoon. Take butter off heat, mix in the sugar/corn starch combo.... Whisk in the two cups of milk and two egg yolks. Return to heat, hold great Love Inspired novel in one hand while stirring mixture as it heats and thickens over medium high heat.... Pudding thickens once it boils. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Chill.
Split croissants in half the l-o-n-g way....
Spread some whipped cream on bottom. Top with a spoonful of custard. Slice a nice, big red strawberry onto the custard. Top with more whipped cream. Put croissant top on whipped cream and press lightly.
Refrigerate. Eat. When I actually make these today, I'll post a real photo of the finished product!
OKAY, HERE ARE THE REAL PHOTOS....
So you split the croissants and spread or pipe thick, lightly sweetened whipped cream on bottom...
Then add a generous spoonful of vanilla custard pudding...
I'm glad you cannot see me. I'm salivating.
Soooo not pretty.
Now the strawberries...
Some of these berries were the size of small peaches!!! One thick slice did the trick.
And now, the top layer of whipped cream:
Place the croissant top on the whipped cream and press lightly...
Then dust with confectioners/powdered/10X sugar, whatever you call it in your neck of the woods...
And here is the finished plate:
And here is how 'Lijah's croissant looked (minus the runny nose inherent to toddlers...)
I love having little helpers in the kitchen, LOL!
Happy Mother's Day!!!!