We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesdays With Dorie: Baking With Julia-Croissants

The host for the croissants is  Amanda of Girl+Food=Love. Please visit her site for the recipe.

I found that making croissants was not that difficult, but they are time consuming. The plus is that the dough can be frozen and then thawed in the refrigerator the night before the final 4 hour rise and then baking period.

 There are multiple folds and roll outs that need to be done. The only roll out that was a challenge was the final roll out, That was a work out. It takes time and patience to roll out the dough at this stage to the final thickness.

This is the final rise before baking. I let these croissants rise for about 4 hours.

An entire tray during the final rise.

 The final product. Don't they look delicious?

Yes they were delicious. I froze the leftovers for later.


  1. Beautifully shaped croissants. Definitely time-consuming. I wouldn't know about freezing leftovers as they didn't make it that long at our house!

  2. OMG! Beautiful croissants! Well done!
    I encountered issues at every turn. :(

  3. Croissants look great. They look so nice and full. My first batch went flat during the proofing. Nice job!

  4. This was great fun but, yes, the final rolling was quite a job. Definitely deserved to eat one after all that.

  5. Beautifully done!

    Mine didn't last long enough to freeze. I would love to test that theory some day

  6. They look great! Looking forward to making these.

  7. Yes, they do look delicious! Very pretty too...perfectly rolled up and baked. Well done.

  8. Your croissants look perfectly rolled! I wasn't brave enough to freeze the dough, but its good to know it can be done.

  9. Your croissants turned out fabulous - they rose perfectly and they have a wonderful color - respect for having persevered at making them!
    Have a good weekend!

  10. Wonderful! They look yummy. They are a lot of work, but also very rewarding.