Croissants

I made croissants for the first time today! Sorry to whoever follows me on Instagram. I know, I subjected you to a constant string of ‘croissant spam’ and it might have looked like I was doing nothing but make croissants this week-end.

I did nothing but make croissants this week end! In all fairness, I might be exaggerating a tad. I did take the kids to a friend’s party, and we also went swimming today, but the rest of the week-end was pretty much dedicated to the fine art of baking croissants.

Oh my goodness, is there anything more time-consuming than making croissants? I thought macarons were a bit of a faff. Ha ha ha, making macarons is like putting a slice of bread in the toaster when baking croissants is a full fry up from scratch, bread included!

Until the last minute, I was fretting by the oven, worried that they might not look or taste like croissants. They did! They were scrumptious, flaky, and buttery, just like good croissants should be. The first bite was a proud moment I have to say.

Croissant

Dear bakers, you really do an amazing job. I will never moan again about the price of croissants. I also pledge to always fully appreciate the effort that has gone into making the delicious sweet pastries.

I took a hundreds of photos as I was making the croissants, and I would be happy to share the recipe, which comes from a French baking apprenticeship manual. Just let me know if you fancy it and I will put my translating hat on.


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54 Comments

  1. 25/02/2015 / 10:54 pm

    These look amazing. I’v always been afraid to make them because then I’d know just how much butter was in them! A cafe near where I work, in Sydney, Australia, makes them on premises then fills them with beautiful ham and cheese then grills them with a bechamel sauce inside. It’s the last word in decadence!

    • Mel
      Author
      25/02/2015 / 11:07 pm

      I had to check 6 or 7 times I was getting the correct amount of butter. Check my Instagram feed if you are curious!

  2. 27/02/2015 / 2:21 pm

    So beautiful Mel, I wish you lived closer so we cook cook and eat together. Thanks for linking up x

    • Mel
      Author
      27/02/2015 / 2:50 pm

      It would be brilliant, wouldn’t it? I am sure we will manage to sort something out soon. xx

  3. 05/03/2015 / 9:44 pm

    Oh gosh I think it would be VERY dangerous if I learned how to make croissants. Even that pic is making me salivate. I so want to buy some RIGHT now! If it was day time I would so be going to the shops just on the strength of this post xx

    • Mel
      Author
      06/03/2015 / 11:08 pm

      M&S & Café Nero make pretty good ones actually. I will never moan about the price of croissants ever again!

    • Mel
      Author
      05/03/2015 / 9:55 pm

      I will try to get that done in the next week or so! x

  4. 18/03/2015 / 11:26 pm

    Oh it looks so delicious, I’d never dream of trying to make them myself, ha! Haven’t had one for aaaaaages though x #magicmoments

    • Mel
      Author
      22/03/2015 / 12:44 pm

      Made them again yesterday. Yum!

  5. Jenny Evans
    27/03/2015 / 5:08 pm

    My daughter was just asking me the other day about making croissants (which we’ve never done, only made them from a tube of Pillsbury.) I can imagine yours taste 100 times better.

    • Mel
      Author
      27/03/2015 / 8:51 pm

      They taste lovely, but what a faff! I still have to translate the recipe.

  6. 12/08/2015 / 5:56 pm

    one of those foods ( like puff pastry) that are just easier to buy than make, but well done on the personal satisfaction of going for it. They look fab. #magicmoments

    • Mel
      Author
      12/08/2015 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Elaine. I would never had attempted them had I known they were such a faff to make!

  7. roz
    12/10/2017 / 5:18 am

    Hi,

    I would love to try the recipe, is it in french? I can read french so if you could post it in french that would be great.

    • Mel
      Author
      12/10/2017 / 12:57 pm

      I made those croissants half a dozen times yet I still haven’t typed the recipe, sorry! Now you’re giving me an incentive to do it. I’ll do it by the end of the month 🙂

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