Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Baking With Julia- Croissants

rolling out by Teckelcar
rolling out, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
This week's Baking with Julia challenge was croissants and miracle of miracles I actually completed it on time!

 For a full rundown on how to make this time consuming yet delicious treat head on over to Girl + Food = Love.

Now lets get down to brass tacks. Croissants are very involved and take a solid two days to make. I was aware of this and started making mine on Saturday. I spent a lot of time wielding my rolling pins and figured at least one of them deserved to be featured. For the bulk of the rolling I used my marble rolling pin, meanwhile my wooden pin got the honor of whacking at the dough to distribute the butter.

Sunday was a bust, so I did most of the work on Monday, leaving the final rolling and proofing for today.

croissants by Teckelcar
croissants, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
I finshed making them at round 2:30 pm today, allowing just enough time for them to cool down and be ready for afternoon snack when the kids get home.These little beauties were a big hit with my crowd. My biggest problem was their size, they started out far too small. My dough wasn't very stretchy and seems that I cut my triangles too small. I only used half the dough so the next batch will be a bit nicer looking now that I have a feel for the whole process.

They are very good, but I'm not sure I'll be investing so much time in them again. They are tasty, just not two days of rolling dough tasty.


Anonymous said...

Ooh I am envious of your lovely marble rolling pin! Your croissants look great, golden and puffy.

Dawn said...

I need to work on the technique of forming the croissant shape, but otherwise this worked well for me! Mine may not have been gorgeous, but they sure were delicious. :)

Have Apron....Will Bake said...

Yes, I agree....they were tasty, but way too much work for what they were.

Cher Rockwell said...

It's nice that they were a hit with the after school crowd.
It looks like they came out beautifully!

Cathleen | My Culinary Mission said...

This was a very time consuming project to say the least. What a nice after school treat!

Catherine from www.praycookblog.com said...

Your croissants turned out so well! Must be that marble rolling pin -- I have one just like it I bought at an auction recently and I just love it! Blessings, Catherine

sunshine x 2 said...

What a fabulous afternoon snack for the kids. Hope they know how crazy lucky that is!