Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homemade Not Quite Croissants

Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing.  None.  I have big dreams and no concept of how to make fancy things like croissants.  I think, "Oh, I'll just follow the directions, that works, and then I will dazzle my friends and family with these.  They'll be so good that Prince Charming will come knocking on my door, because this is why he's been holding out on me for so long (or he might be stuck in a tree - poor guy)."

Yeah, no.  Realistically, I made some decent dinner rolls, that in no way resembled croissants.  My friends and family were in no way dazzled (although, my kind and wonderful parents politely ate a few).  As for PC, no idea where he is.  Probably still in the damn tree.

The basic process seems fairly straightforward.  You make a dough, roll it out, fold it over, chill, repeat.  I did all those things, but it still didn't work.  I'm going to try again, using pastry flour instead of the white/wheat mix I used.  And now I will leave you with some pictures.

If you want actual croissants, go to a bakery.



  1. Bless your heart. I felt so bad for you when I read this post. Actually...croissants are not really that hard to make I think you got a little lost on whatever recipe you used but I could walk you through it and you would have fantastic dough and can make anything you want out of it. I am in THE LEFTOVERS CLUB with you and would like for us to be friends. I love your blog and such a sweet sense of humor. Although I am at least twice your age I think we have a lot in common. I love to bake mainly but also cook quite a bit. I live alone with my poochie, his name is GORDO and is such a loving dog. Nice to meet you!! I follow your blog and on Facebook. Have a great week!

    1. Bea, thank you so much for your sweet comment! I'd love to learn how to actually make croissants. Wherever I went wrong it definitely impacted the flakiness, because they were a little more brick like. Oh well, live and learn!