I didn’t think I had one more in me before my parents arrived, but I did. I cranked out another St. Patrick’s Day themed baked treat, because I just felt really bad about the idea of going so long without posting something green here.
Of course, then it took me so long to actually finish writing the post that I only got around to it once my parents left. Oh well, life.
I don’t have to talk to you guys about my love of holidays anymore. You get it, I know. But in the days leading up to St. Patricks Day, don’t you just feel so awake?! So much vibrant green. Spring is just around the corner. The days are longer! Tulips are everywhere! I have so much more energy these days, and I’m just so happy because I really need it.
Anyway, these things.
So matcha croissants. I’ve seen them sold at coffee shops in Los Angeles and the idea has always intrigued me. I love matcha, I love croissants, so I thought I’d give them a try.
The matcha glaze was an idea that came after the croissants came out of the oven. Mostly because I really wanted to top these with lucky charms marshmallows somehow. I did just that, and I am in LOVE. It works well, because the matcha croissants are actually kind of savory and the glaze is sweet, so everything balances out. Like when one day I do something very basic and then the next day I do something like this which is VERY extra. Balance, y’all.
The funny thing about these were they started out so itty bitty. Like when I first rolled them up I thought to myself “ooookay, so they’ll be mini croissants. Croissants for leprechauns!” But then, between resting for two hours and actually baking, they tripled in size. Just be aware that might be part of your process, too. Don’t be alarmed.
I followed this recipe, which was really helpful!
1/4 cup whole milk
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp matcha powder
Mix everything together, and drizzle all over the croissants.
If you feel up to it, top with lucky charms.
They weren’t perfect, but they were pretty great given it was my first try ever. Rolling the croissants out with all the butter inside was the hardest part, for sure. But it was worth it, considering how flakey they were.
My recommendation is to make these for a party, or when you’re serving a lot of people who aren’t afraid of matcha! After about a day, the glaze makes the marshmallows kind of soggy which isn’t so enjoyable.
Happy (almost) St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️🍀 May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness walk through your door!