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

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