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Breakfast with friends: prosciutto, tomato & bocconcini croissants

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You either love croissants, or you don’t. I do. We had them just once a year, at Christmas time, my dad would fill them with ham and cheese, pop them in the oven and we’d indulge. They’re the ultimate treat food for me.

My cousin introduced my to this recipe, she made them one weekend for us and I’ve loved them ever since. I rarely make them, because if I did they wouldn’t feel like such a treat. They’re the perfect breakfast to roll out when friends come round for brunch. They’re each to make, and impressive to serve.


2 croissants
2-4 slices of prosciutto
1 vine ripened tomato, thickly sliced
4 baby bocconcini balls, broken into pieces
Handful of baby rocket
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzing
Sea salt and black pepper


♥ Preheat the oven to 200°C.
♥ Cut croissants in half. Cook prosciutto in a frying pan over medium heat until crispy. You can also do this in the microwave on a plate with some paper towel underneath the prosciutto and on top. Place on the base of the croissant.
♥ Top with tomato and bocconcini, and heat the bases in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Add the tops and heat through for 2 minutes.
♥ Remove from the oven, open and add rocket. Drizzle with olive oil and season to taste. Serve.

Note: This serves two, but if you’re serving more people just multiply to suit.

Croissants: Like them or loathe them?


  • Maria

    I love croissants and I love prosciutto.thanx for the recipe!

  • Fashionista

    Croissants really are one of the ultimate treat foods aren’t they? I saw how they are made on a TV cooking show and vowed to only ever have them as a treat due to the KILOS of butter that went into them! And this recipe with rocket and tomato, that counts as vegetable right? So it must be good for you 😉

  • Erin Drummond

    Hubby will love these. Thank you!

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    I like them but have them rarely cause of the fattening factor but every now and then I love them ,thankyou for sharing!

  • Tiia

    I love croissants, wether they’re filled with something salty or sweet, or just plain ones dipped in jam. I can’t wait to go to London in 3 weeks to have my favourite, Pret A Manger plain butter croissants for breakfast – they’re the BEST I’ve ever had!!

  • Chantelle, we had these for dinner tonight. OH MY! I’m Italian so well acquainted with the ingredients used (particularly prosciutto, however oddly enough I never cook it, I eat it raw) and it was AMAZING 🙂 Hubby is making another 2 while I type this! Its like a ham and tomato toastie but better. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  • Chelsea Sutherland

    Do some people really hate croissants? I would have thought rocket would have been the suss thing in this recipe (I’m on Team Hate Rocket/Corriander myself!).

  • Oh. My. Word! So trying these this weekend.