Monday, September 26, 2011

THE DARING BAKERS’ SEPTEMBER, 2011 CHALLENGE: FRESH, FLUFFY, FRENCHCroissants !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!

Due to one thing and another I got to the challenge pretty late this month.

All went well until the final rise – the one after the cutting and rolling – they just didn’t rise much that time.

However they seemed to cook well, were a lovely flakey and fluffy texture with a crispy crust. I could see the laminations/layers in the cooked dough. They just weren’t very big! Maybe I’ve just got used to the upsized mass produced ones I see in the supermarket. On reflection I’m not sure how big the sample ones were – so maybe these are about right.

Thanks for the challenge Sarah 