Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Croissants - Daring Bakers Challenge

The Daring Bakers go retro this month! Thanks to one of our very talented non-blogging members, Sarah, the Daring Bakers were challenged to make Croissants using a recipe from the Queen of French Cooking, none other than Julia Child!


I love freshly baked bread...the taste, the smell, the feel of it in your mouth. Mmmm. I have made homemade bread before but never croissants. I must say it was a long process. In fact, it took three days from the day I started until the final baking! Was it worth it? Well, yes in the sense that I can cross it off my baking to do list. But to be honest, next time I'd rather fly to Paris and enjoy an authentic croissant in a small, romantic French cafe!


I used a recipe from Fine Cooking (so, I guess, I technically failed the challenge) and not Julia's, because Fine Cooking's was super easy to follow and well laid out. I also kept it simple and chose not to add chocolate or anything else to fancy it up...sometimes simple is best!

15 comments:

  1. Wow!! These look fabulous! Don't know if I'm brave enough to make croissants yet

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  2. Your croissants look fabulous! I loved making these, but I have to agree with you that I will buy them next time than bake them :D (don't have to worry about finishing the left overs too!)

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  3. YUM!!! Your croissants look extra flaky. Just beautiful. I need to check out the Fine Cooking recipe~

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  4. Those croissants look PERFECT!!!! I applaud you I avoid baking any sort of bread if I can lol.

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  5. Gorgeous looking croissants! They are worth every minute of extra work, aren't they?

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  6. Beautiful croissants! How did the recipe you use differ from Julia's?

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  7. Great looking layers on your croissants, I can see it even from a distance. Hey whatever recipe works! I will give that one a try next time!

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  8. Great job! Your croissants look great!

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  9. Those croissant look great! I wish I could have one with my cup of coffee...

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  10. Beautiful! The recipe you used is indeed very well laid out - kind of important for something as intricate as croissants. I would definitely count this one as a technical "pass" ;)

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  11. I looked at you're recipe link and it also is a great recipe. And you're croissants do look really well. I'm also going to save that link and compare to see if I can improve in my croissant baking story.

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  12. Your croissants are simply perfect!! A great work!

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  13. Great job on your croissants! They looks so beautiful!

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  14. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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