Savoury croissants are a tasty and delicious passe-partout, a blend of Italian and French, suitable for any occasion. A quick and easy recipe perfect as a starter, a tasty snack or even as finger food in a buffet.

We also think they are great as an informal aperitif, adding an elegant touch to a family dinner. And why not, maybe as a tantalising taster before a delicious barbecue with friends!

These homemade croissants are as soft in the middle as they are fragrant on the outside and can be filled in whichever way you desire: we have opted for a contrast of sweet and savoury to make them even more interesting.

We’ve chosen a cherry pickle, with just the right amount of tanginess and spice – which goes wonderfully with the slight smokiness of the Speck.

To crown off the combination of flavours there’s the Brie, soothing and mellow. With just a delicate hint of fermentation to give the croissants a slightly bitter note which is in turn highlighted by the fresh rocket.

Basically this filling has it all, we’re in love with it and can’t wait to see if you are.

Brioche salate fatte in casa con brie, speck e mostarda di ciliegie

Homemade savoury croissants with Brie, Speck and cherry pickle – the really easy recipe

INGREDIENTS (for 10 savoury croissants)

For the savoury croissants:

  • 325 g manitoba flour
  • 125 ml milk (any vegan milk is fine as an alternative)
  • 4 g dry brewer’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 30 ml corn oil
  • Beaten egg for brushing
  • poppy seeds to taste

PerFor the filling:

  • 150 g Speck
  • 200 g Brie
  • Cherry pickle
  • Some rocket

METHOD

  1. Making homemade savoury croissants is child’s play with our recipe. Start by dissolving the yeast and sugar in the milk, then add the lightly beaten egg.
  2. Now mix in half the flour followed by the oil.
  3. Then add the salt and the remaining flour. Mix first with a spoon and then with your hands until the mixture is soft and moist but not sticky.
  4. Place the dough back in the bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rise until doubled in size which should take about two hours.
  5. Once it has risen, roll out the dough with a rolling pin (it should be a little less than 1 cm thick), creating a rectangular shape; cut out long triangles and roll them up into the typical croissant shape.
  6. Transfer the savoury croissants to a baking tray lined with baking paper, brush the surface with the beaten egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Leave to rise for a further 30 minutes.
  7. Now the savoury croissants can be baked in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 25 minutes; they will be ready when they are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven, leave to cool and slice your savoury croissants open. Fill with cherry pickle, slices of Brie, Speck and a few leaves of rocket. Enjoy!
Brioche salate fatte in casa con brie, speck e mostarda di ciliegie
Croissant salati fatti in casa con brie, speck e mostarda di ciliegie
Cornetti salati fatti in casa con brie, speck e mostarda di ciliegie

Did you like our recipe for savoury filled croissants? Then try our barbecue burger made with a spinach bun and caramelised onions!