Wednesday, March 10, 2021


There are a lot of steps to make Creubens, but it's worth it!! Ideally, you would make the croissants ahead of time, with a plan to have the corned beef in the crock pot while you work. You can certainly use crescent roll dough from the refrigerator section of your local grocer, or, if you're feeling bold, you could ask your local baker for their croissant scrap. It does exist! Whether the baker will part with it, you won't know until you ask! 

If you want to make your own French pastry, I'd recommend a sourdough croissant recipe, like this. Be sure to make an egg wash with one egg and a splash of milk, to ensure that golden glow. 

Happy cooking!!

What you need:

Canned sauerkraut
Swiss cheese slices
1.5-2 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
2 (12 oz) bottles of beer
2 bay leaves
¼ cup peppercorns
1 bulb garlic cloves, separated and peeled
Thousand island dressing
Croissant or crescent roll dough
eggwash (egg + milk)

1000 Island Dressing: 
Equal parts:
Mustard (Weber’s )
Mayo (Duke’s )
Chopped dill pickles
3 splashes worcestershire
1/2 tsp horseradish

Place the corned beef briskets into your crock pot. Pour in the beer, covering the meat 1 inch. Add the bay leaves, peppercorns and garlic cloves. Cover, and bring to a boil on high. Once boiling, reduce to medium/low and simmer for 3-4 hours, keeping the meat covered in liquid.  Carefully remove the meat from the pot. Allow it to rest on a cutting board for about 10 minutes. Slice meat into strips. 

Roll out crescent rolls and place the following in this order on the widest part of the dough:


Roll, carefully keeping ingredients intact. Make an egg wash by mixing an egg and milk, and brush onto pastries with a pastry brush or blotted paper towel.
Bake at the appropriate temperature for whatever dough you are using. Have fun! 

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