Thursday, March 22, 2012

Homemade croissants


On workdays, breakfast tends to be quite a fast and uncomplicated affair in our house. While my fiancé gets ready for work, I prepare the coffee and hot chocolate (with my eyes still glued together) and some toasts. There's never enough time to experiment and it's so easy to fall in a routine when you're in a hurry. However, since I like to shake things up a bit from time to time, this week I've decided to tackle another big project on my "to cook / to bake" list: homemade croissants. I followed a recipe similar to this one, and they proved to be even more challenging than I expected. At first, my dough didn't rise properly and the perfectionist inside me was quite embarassed. But I managed to save the day (and my reputation), and I whipped out a bunch of fluffy and buttery croissants. They weren't as perfect as the ones from a French bakery, and it'll probably require some time and experimenting to get the most amazing results, but they were still a nice departure from our typical toast-marmalade combo.
How about you? Do you have your own challenging recipe that you're trying to master?


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47 comments:

  1. Mmm, they look delicious!! Actually I've been wanting to bake
    croissants myself too, but I always thought that it takes too much
    time to prepare them and was kinda afraid to try make them myself.

    Great choice for a warm and tasty breakfast :)

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  2. yum!!! looks delicious!!!
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  3. Great! I'm hungry now.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I'm not really into cooking or baking but between the two I enjoy baking far more. These croissants look amazing I'm sure they taste the same.

    xoxox,
    Ruvic
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  5. This is PERFETION!! Always wondered how to make croissants, they look surprisingly easy to do and I bet they tasted SOOO good!! X

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  6. The croissants look so delish :) Gotta make those someday as well :) xoxo ♥

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  7. OHMY! These look so yummy! I think you're a great cook! Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Oh my gosh, yum!

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  9. It looks delicious!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  10. this looks perfect! i tried to make croissants once using pre-made dough from pillsbury...and i burnt it lol!

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  11. I love that you make hot chocolate in the morning along with coffee :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  12. These look delicious! They must have been amazing right out of the oven!

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  13. WOW those look amazing! My mother makes the best croissants ever! You know when you visit home and your parents always ask you what you want to eat/make? Well croissants is on the top of the list! xoxo A-

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  14. Those certainly look delicious!! xoxo, morgan

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  15. gosh, I can't even describe how much I LOVE croissants! to be honest I would probably eat all you have in the photo, haha :P I haven't tried cooking them though.. maybe I should :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  16. Croissants are the BEST. They taste so good all the time.

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  17. Oh, Ivana! Those croissants look just as perfect as ones from a French bakery to me!!!

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  18. those look DELICIOUS. very impressed!

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  19. They look amazing! YUM:) Xx

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  20. Um these look SO amazing!!!

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  21. Yum! I am going to have to try to make these!

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  22. Wow those look great
    -Art a la Rue

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  23. They look delicious!! Now I'm tempted to make some even though I hate cooking, but I really think I should change that!

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  24. Oh wow! These look amazing! I'm rather spoiled in Paris, that I can get these very easily so would never attempt them, but now I'm tempted!
    Emma xx

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  25. Oh yum! Freshly made croissants sound delicious! I swear I can smell them from here.

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  26. Wow! Love the crispy golden brown crust these have. Look sooo good!

    Christina
    http://www.becauseofmadalene.com/

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  27. These look fabulous! I've always wanted to try my hand at making my own croissants

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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  28. Those look great. I wish I had the patience for baking. The only thing I make regularly is banana bread. I really need to branch out. :)

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  29. These look gorgeous! I am beyond impressed!

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  30. I love hot croissants. I've never known how to make them by hand. Thanks so much Ivana.
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  31. Looks super yummy :) recently learned to make crepes, now I would love to learn how to make my croissants too!

    xo Lisa

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  32. Love it!! Reminds me of the scene with Meryl Streep and Steven Martin in It's Complicated!!

    xx Julie xx
    www.celebrityowned.com

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  33. yes, i can understand...weekdays are hectic for us too.and i do all my cooking experiments on weekends!!

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  34. That croissant looks so yummy!! I've never made those!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  35. I'm so impressed that you'd attempted to make croissants. I don't know how you have the energy in the morning. I'm like a bear with a thorn stuck in its paw when I wake up. The best I can do is rummage my freezer for frozen pre-made croissants and sticking them in the oven.

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  36. Wow those look great! I'm addicted to croissants, so I'll have to try my hand at these too : )

    ...Lauren
    www.sapphiresunrise.blogspot.com

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  37. Mhmmmm these looking so delicious. I try this one day. Thank you for the recipe and describe.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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