Croissants for Daring Bakers…
*sigh* Disappointment reigns.
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’m kind of a dumbass. You see, the day that I found out what the Daring Bakers challenge for the month was, I was in fact, making croissants! Weird I know. It was a great and easy recipe that took me the morning to put together. It turned out wonderfully. Golden brown and crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Perfect. Since I knew I’d be making them again with the challenge recipe I didn’t stop to take photos. Why would I need to? Hmmm… first mistake.
I’m not quite sure what the rest of my mistakes were, but as you can see in the pic above, the second batch did not turn out perfectly crisp, light and fluffy croissants. And I spent the best part of two days working on those. I’m not sure where I went wrong, any ideas?
On the bright side, I know I can do it, even though I can’t prove it. :)
When I bounce back from this disaster (excuse the melodrama) I’ll attempt to find the time to share the other recipe with you. In the meantime, Go check out the Daring Kitchen for the recipe and some successful attempts at Croissants!