Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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!
I had actually made croissants before, from a different Julia Child recipe, and had a better result than I did this time around. I'm not sure of the difference. At one point I think I rolled out one too many times, but that should have created more layers, not the deflated croissants I ended up with. The last time I also chilled between EVERY step, and this time didn't do that because the recipe didn't ask me to.
Oh yeah, also, I tried making chocolate croissant dough by substituting 1/4 cup of the flour with cocoa powder. As you can probably tell by my attempt at a double chocolate croissant, it didn't exactly work out. The dough was way too dry and never really recovered, and butter was poking through at every turn. I wanted to try something new! Perhaps I should have done it by weight instead of volume.
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