BON MATIN MES AMIS!
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!
Well this is my first assignment as a Daring Baker! And what a doozy as I was challenged to once again stare down my old nemesis…..pastry dough! (I was secretly hoping for some kind of fancy cake to build my confidence!) But truthfully, pastry dough would not be my nemesis if I just worked with it more often! So this turned out to be a good exercise for me. These turned out quite light, fluffy, and buttery. And amazingly, something that took 14 hours to prepare, were gone in less than 1! Relieved to have this first challenge under my belt and looking forward to more! [Read more...]