Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BBB Buddy: The Good, the Recalcitrant, and the Ugly

The Good:

The Recalcitrant:

The Ugly:

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.

The Insides:

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 u
ntil 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.


Anonymous said...

Oh, YUM! Homemade croissants are absolutely wonderful. Your croissants look great.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Hooray Judy!
Lovely inside!! And great diversity on the outside;) me too!

Lien said...

Looking good Judy! Good, recalcitrant or ugly... they all look very appetizing to me ;-)

Karen Baking Soda said...

Not bad at all! Very good actually! I scored two out of three (believe me, the good was MIA).
Great interior!

TeaLady said...

Brave to make home made croissants. Even recalcitrant ones. Look heavenly.

Katie Zeller said...

I would happily devour the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.... Dare I say it...
It would make my day!
Well done!

Megan said...

The one you called ugly looks like it's sticking its tongue out. Maybe it is?

I made bread this past weekend, I can't wait for your opinion on it. It even called for *a starter* .

Engineer Baker said...

Hehe - I love those photos. My croissant always fall into those categories too :) Beautiful job!

NKP said...

How did I miss this?
You did a great job on the croissants! I bet the "ugly" ones tasted just as good as their prettier sisters above.
The insides look perfect.

natalia said...

Ciao !! As the others leave me the ugly and I'll take care of them !!

breadchick said...

Judy, I've been such a bad friend this month...

I've been meaning to comment how wonderful your croissants looked! I would have eaten ANY of the three (besides, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly is one of my all time favorite movies and next to Blazing Saddles my favorite Western)

So glad you bake with us!