This morning I woke up with a cold, not just any cold, but a cold which comes in addition to the pregnancy rhinitus I’ve had since Christmas. Despite it’s lengthy duration, I’ve weathered the rhinitus fairly well, but getting a cold on top of it really feels like a kick in the teeth (was there no one else available to have it on my behalf just this once?) HOWEVER, the day was saved because I also woke up with croissant dough proving in the fridge.
So several hours, some repeated dough folding and 20 minutes in the oven later, I had 8 pan au chocolat and 8 croissants cooling on racks in the kitchen, and this dear readers, is one of those moments I am glad I blog! Because this week it is just me home alone, and there really is only so much standing around and saying “wow” that a girl can do on her own, and I’m just SO impressed that these actually worked! Don’t they look great?
The million dollar question of course is how many have I eaten? 😉 Well, in a remarkable show of restraint I have only had two and the rest will be frozen till the weekend, when I know a certain tall husband who will be very happy to have a couple for his breakfast on Saturday…
PS – For a link to the baking book, see below. These croissants (and all the bread) are made from scratch starting just with the raw ingredients of flour and live yeast.