There are some things that you just accept as a vegan, and for me one of those things was that I would never spend a rainy morning with the papers dipping a warm Pain Au Chocolat into a coffee ever again.
I told myself I didn’t mind and it was a small price to pay, but when I heard a rumour that Jus Rol did a range of bake them yourself pastries that were accidentally vegan I just had to investigate. I couldn’t believe it, but my research all came back the same. Vegan.
Oh praise to the high heaven!
So when I woke up this morning and it was raining I decided it was perfect Pain Au Chocolat weather and I was going to treat myself. I stopped off at the big sainsburies at the end of my morning run and found them in the chilled section. The range included croissants and cinnamon rolls which are both vegan too (I will be trying these at another date).
I got them home and got straight onto ‘cooking’ them.
They come in a box and inside the box is a tube and a packet for the chocolate.
Opening the tube is pretty straight forward and then you unroll the pastry, separating the individual pastries by cutting along the perforated edge.
Then you put two pieces of chocolate at each end.
And roll from each end into the middle.
Then you place on a baking tray with the crease at the bottom and if you want a golden glaze (who doesn’t want a golden glaze?) you brush soya milk on the outside.
Pop in the oven at 200c for 12 minutes and go hug your cat.
As you hug your cat enjoy your ordinary house being transformed into a French patisserie as the sweet aroma of baking envelops your home.
After 12 minutes take them out the oven.
The only down side is that they don’t keep well so you need to eat them with at least one other person or you’re in danger of polishing off six on your own. I shared with Andy who agreed they were utterly delicious!