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This year, my insane amount of school work left me with very little time to come up with and bake a dessert for Thanksgiving. So, I sort of cheated and made pain au chocolat. I mean, it was still a pretty, delicious dessert, but it was so simple that I feel like I cheated. I’ve had this recipe written on an index card for as long as I can remember, and it is my go-to dessert when time and/or money is short: It takes about 10 minutes of prep work before you put it in the oven, and it cost me about $7 to make 18 servings. Pain au chocolat is a chocolate-filled pastry that is served for breakfast in France. Here is my super cheap and fast recipe, if you can even call it a recipe:
2 sheets/1 box of frozen puff pastry dough (freezer aisle at the grocery store)
1 king size chocolate bar, or bag of chocolate chips
1 egg, beaten and mixed with 1 tablespoon of water (aka egg wash)
A bit of flour to cover your work space
Parchment paper to line your baking sheets to prevent sticking