February 4, 2010

February Recipe - Croissants

Our February Recipe is here! This month The Maiden Metallurgist chose our recipe for the month, which happens to be (if you forgot to read the title) Croissants. She has been waiting for almost a year (since May 09) for a reason to make these, and fortunately for us decided now is the time. Her recipe comes from a fellow blogger with explicit instruction in written and picture form. (The recipe comes from her previous blog account so be sure to check the link at the bottom). If making bread scares you - you will do well with these great instructions.

I've made puff pastry once before which was very similar to this dough. If you have a marble slab you are in luck! If not, the refrigerator will become your best friend! It takes a lot of time so don't wait till the last minute.... and don't be afraid to try it. Baking bread is a great skill to have, and once you have mastered this dough basic bread will be a piece of cake.

I'm not going to copy the whole recipe, but you can find it with this link. Great pictures too. Oh, and if you don't have a stand mixer, a wooden spoon and some elbow grease will be fine in the mixing stage. Thanks for choosing this month's recipe A.

Good Luck!


  1. Am a bit stressed about this one, I confess.........
    I might wait a few days and hopefullly the humidity level might drop - we have had way above average rainfall so far this year - as I believe that drier days are better for pastry...

  2. Matt - no rush! As long as you make them by the end of the month we'll be happy! Good luck - I'm a little nervous about the dough as well. So finicky.

  3. Me too, but that's why I picked the recipe! It might succeed, it might not, but it'll be fun to see how everyone fares.

  4. Drea - so excited about this!!!