Who should we thank for French Croissants?
Why Marie Antoinette of course and my daughter! Merci to both of these lovely Ladies!
Marie Antoinette brought her croissant recipe with her from Austria, but any Frenchman will tell you that it was the French who perfected the recipe.
Today I am sharing a few links to some of my favorite and fabulous food blogs plus some tips on how to make buttery Croissants.
BUTTERY CROISSANTS TIPS FROM AMANDA
Making croissants is not for the faint of heart, or the lackadaisical. In fact it is a full commitment, beginning the night before baking! It was our daughter that committed to this culinary task and also discovered this excellent croissant recipe from Jo Cooks-Homemade Croissants.
- Don’t be shy and use a ruler to get the precise width and length of the dough.
- Reuse plastic wrap and use unsalted butter.
- Parchment paper and Bread flour are a must.
- You must fold the butter into the dough and chill.
- You cannot rush the process.
Being the photographer for this croissant recipe gave me an entirely different perspective and appreciation for the baker. Just when I thought that Amanda was finished patting, rolling and folding the dough it was time to pop the dough back into the fridge for awhile and then begin the process all over again!
Amanda invested a lot of time in her croissants and tried several recipes before deciding upon this one. I love her perseverance! However, I think I will stick with enjoying them and concentrate on baking simpler things!
These croissants turned out perfect, they were so light, fluffy and flaky.
If you like bread you might enjoy Perfect Yeast Rolls.
I so enjoy spending time in my kitchen preparing desserts, baked goods, stews and also experimenting with new recipes. I rely upon my collection of cookbooks as well as some favorite Food Blogs too. With the Christmas season upon on us I thought you might like to see a few of my top Food Blog choices.
In our home Southern Banana Pudding is always a hit and I think it looks so special served in this pretty
Trifle Bowl ( a sweet gift from a sweet daughter.)
I sure would love for you take time to share your favorite recipe, cookbook or food blog with us all today too.
Hope to see you back on Monday for some Holiday centerpieces ideas for your next party or event!
Happy Weekend to all,