I've been wanting to try making Croissants from scratch for a while but knowing that I had to start them two days before we planned to eat them I could never get the timing right. Friday night after we put the girls to sleep Curt suggested I get them started. I wasn't all that impressed with the idea at the time, since I generally shut down and do nothing after the girls are in bed, but am I ever glad I did it. I followed the recipe from the book French Women Don't Get Fat, by Mireille Guiliano. I found the instructions at shesingsatthetable.com and thought her commentary on the recipe was quite humorous as I went along. After the initial preperations on Friday night they needed some attention twice on Saturday and then the final steps took place on Sunday morning. I was up early so the Croissants came out of the oven just in time for breakfast. Curt whipped up a quick batch of chocolate honey to have with them and we sat down to enjoy.
They were amazing and I will definitely be making these again.
Would you look at that flaky goodness, mmmmmmmm.
Needless to say the 12 croissants did not last until lunch time that day.