We had a lot of fun with this delicious challenge.
First of all, I have to say that Sara did the hard work of making the croissant dough, which involved rolling, a layer of butter, folding, and repeating. Mmm... butter (though less butter than one might expect, actually).
So naturally I thought this challenge was a lot of fun because I got to do the most fun parts--making the croissants and (of course) eating them.
The croissants were somewhat smaller than what we're used to. We decided, however, that we liked these smaller-sized pastries because you can eat multiple ones without feeling guilty. At all. Really great! Not that either of us really every feels very guilty about eating our creations. Just remorseful when we inevitable "taste" the batter or dough a bit too much.
We both got quite good at rolling them into perfect half-moons. You can't tell here, but we opted for 3 different flavors: plain, parmesan and chocolate.
Baking croissants produce what has to be one most delectable smells possible. Here's one fresh out of the oven. Yum.
Look how adorable they are. Also delicious. Having recently returned from a pastry-filled vacation to Paris, I consider myself an expert on the subject of deliciousness, so you can trust me here.
Voilà! Un croissant parfait! Prêt à manger.
We snacked on a plain croissant each, and then Sara whipped up a delicious breakfast-for-dinner meal and we enjoyed a little dinner party double date with our beaux. And for dessert...
... pain au chocolat!
Merci, Daring Bakers, for another amazing 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!