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Thread: Croissants

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    Jorge and I (I guess we were bored) found a recipe for croissants and had all the ingredients at home. I direct, he mixes. I had no idea there are so many periods in the fridge, roll, fold, fridge again. After tonight we will had on overnight refrigeration, and tomorrow morning a two hours one. After that another 20 min and maybe by noon we will be able to bake them.

    No wonder they are so expensive!! My daughter went to Hot and Crusty in Manhatthann and paid $2.50 each . Of course, a once a year treat for her. I will let you know how they turned out. Promise to tell the truth.
    :shock: :shock: :roll:

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    All I can think is, how ambitious of you! Making croissants surely takes a ton of work.

    If they turn out well, we would all like a photo or two of them, please!

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    It is a lot of work indeed. I removed the first components to roll and fold again and DH was very tired when finished. Ine more cycle for rolling and folding before an overnight refrigeration. It has been a real experience. I will definitely share pictures when finished.

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    Oh my gosh, you are SO brave!!! I'm not sure I have the skills or the patience to undertake making croissants!

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    I only have them if I buy them. I can't imagine making them from scratch. Bravo to you.

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    I had promised my mom I would make a cake for a special occasion and it turned out to need a croissant-type dough. As usual, I had read the ingredients and realized that I had everything I needed. As usual, I didn't start the work til late evening. Color me surprised when I realized HOW LABOR INTENSIVE that process is. I ended up rolling folding cooling all night long. Then I had no idea how "thin" was "thin" As it turned out, the first layer ended up fluffy enough I could cut it in all the layers I needed. Cake was perfect but I was grumpy from lack of sleep. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    I had promised my mom I would make a cake for a special occasion and it turned out to need a croissant-type dough. As usual, I had read the ingredients and realized that I had everything I needed. As usual, I didn't start the work til late evening. Color me surprised when I realized HOW LABOR INTENSIVE that process is. I ended up rolling folding cooling all night long. Then I had no idea how "thin" was "thin" As it turned out, the first layer ended up fluffy enough I could cut it in all the layers I needed. Cake was perfect but I was grumpy from lack of sleep. lol
    But you did it and it was a success?! I'm all admiration!

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    WOW!!! I can't wait to hear how they turned out :D:D:D
    I am hungry for them now... :D:D:D

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    Here they are. It took a long time but it was worth the wait. I did learned something today. (I was working alone today). I used a cookie sheet for the first batch and a stoneware for the second one. I liked the stone better, but the cookie sheet ones were crispier and DH liked them better, and since I was making them for him, he wins. Some look like little crabs on a plate.
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    They look very good but, I wouldn't try it, I really don't care much for them.

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    Well, I love 'em, all warm and buttery! They look awesome, Maride!

    The thing is, there are so many. How can you possibly eat them all?

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    Are you kidding? I have a 16 year old son. He came through the door and I saw him walking up to his room with his hands full. I reminded that no food is allowed in the bedrooms and he sat and ate twice what he had on his hands. I had to rescue some for breakfast tomorrow.

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    ROFL!

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    HMMMMMMM!!! Look so good. But....all that work and gone in a few minutes!

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    I am sooo on a diet that is really going well..so why did i just have to open a thread about croissants????
    Maride...they look good enough to dive in monitor..got any butter? slurp, yum, chomp, lick, chomp...oh, I was so starving for something warm and buttery and yummy...:wink:

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    I love croissants!!! Would you mind sharing the recipe? I would love to try it. They look delicious!

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    Sure:

    http://www.ochef.com/r203.htm

    Be prepared to two days of rolling, turning, and refrigerating. Busy work, worth the effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    I am sooo on a diet that is really going well..so why did i just have to open a thread about croissants????
    Maride...they look good enough to dive in monitor..got any butter? slurp, yum, chomp, lick, chomp...oh, I was so starving for something warm and buttery and yummy...:wink:
    Quiltncrazy, I think there's some fabric calling your name - over there, yes that's it. Go to the fabric, it will help keep you on your diet. :D

    While she's away, pass the butter please! :lol:

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