Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Daring Bakers' Challenge: Croissants

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 was very excited to see the challenge this month!  One of my favorite things about traveling in France is starting my mornings with a fresh croissant.  Good croissants are hard to find where I live, so I always wanted to learn to make my own.  These croissants are flaky and buttery, and made the perfect breakfast!  Unfortunately, it's a long process, and I probably won't have time to make them again any time soon, but I'm glad to finally have learned how to make these quintessential French pastries.

Kneading the dough

After rolling out and folding the dough for the first time

Butter was spread onto the rolled out dough

More folding

Croissants rising before baking


Sarah has great step-by-step directions for this recipe, along with pictures, at

-Posted by Jennifer

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fudge Rounds

When we were kids we always brought our lunches to school...and we always got a treat in our lunchbox.  Little Debbie Fudge Rounds were one of my favorites.  I haven't had a real fudge round in years, but when I came across this recipe I knew I had to try them!

Make the cookies

Mix up the filling and make sandwiches

Drizzle the topping over the cookie sandwiches

Find the recipe here!

~Posted by Karen