Have I mentioned before how much I love baking bread? How I live in anticipation each month for the various bread challenges to appear? Of course, in general, I love baking and cooking, but baking bread is something I find too difficult to pass up.
Last week the Bread Baking Babes announced their latest endeavor: croissants. Luscious, yummy croissants. I made them before quite a few times, but I'm always ready to try a new recipe. These did not disappoint.
I prepared the butter and the dough on Sunday, but had to wait until today to actually construct and bake them. That dough was so satiny! I like tactile projects.
My biggest cooking board is only 22 inches long, so when it came time to do the final roll out, I decided to clear off the granite counter and use it. Believe me, I thought it would never reach the specified dimensions! But I persevered and ended up with 25 delicious croissants. I may use the trimmings for some experiments, because I hate to throw it away.
So, thanks to the Bread Baking Babes, and to Katie of Thyme for Cooking, for another delicious challenge, and to Mary for her helpful suggestions.