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.


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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  1. 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
      27/03/2015 / 8:51 pm

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

  2. 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
      12/08/2015 / 10:33 pm

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

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


    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
      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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