I was at the butcher's the other day to buy some meat and saw these promising croissants!
Filled with chicken, gouda cheese and bacon, they made my mouth feel so watery, I could not resist buying them. I thought they would make a nice lunch dish with some salad on the side.
The lady at the butcher's told me to cook at 180°C for about 40 minutes. I put my baking paper in my tray and turned the oven on. The croissants started to get all fluffy, since they were made with puff pastry. Smells hard to resist started to fill my kitchen and I was so hungry and anxious to try this delicacy that cost 8,20 € a kilo I could not wait for the food to cool down.
As soon as 45 minutes were over (well, I gave another 5 minutes extra just because I always want to make sure the meat is completely cooked), I turned the oven off and served with some cool cucumber slices, since, one whole croissant was enough for one person and no supplements such as rice or fries were needed (which saved me from the extra fuss of cooking something else to go with the chicken).
I was drooling and blowing at my food to help reach a temperature that would not give burns to my tongue and then the first bite came!
Meeeh! Mediocre taste, the chicken tasted like boiled chicken without seasoning, the bacon was not strong enough and the cheese was also very mild in taste. As for the puff pastry, it seemed to prevail in most bites. At first I thought it was the high temperature that didn't let the tastes unfold, but waiting for a few minutes did not change anything for the better. Trumpman did not like it either. He emptied our plates, as we didn't have anything else for lunch, but I am not going to buy those croissants again! Next time, I am making chicken rolls with puff pastry but with a filling better and more tasty than this one!