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Chocolate Croissant

I've been elevated to Platinum status at the library.  Really, I've just been changed to being a teacher since I'm homeschooling, and that means I can keep books 6 weeks.  One of those books that really deserves a longer run is the King Arthur Whole Grain Cookbook.  I've taken it out before, but I've really enjoyed it this time.  Our flour mill has really inspired me.  I've made the hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls, Irish oatmeal shortbread, oatmeal sandwich and toasting bread, 100% whole wheat loaf (our regular favorite), and the puff pastry.

It is clear that I like to make bread.  A lot.  The puff pastry must be my biggest achievement, though.  I wanted to make chocolate croissants for Mike and it worked!  Roan and Laurel loved the chocolate part, and Willow loved the pastry.  Mike's family is now expecting a repeat performance at their next visit.  It wasn't too hard, oddly, so I think I can manage it.  It's mainly a lot of folding, rolling out, and refrigerating.  Butter is at a great price right now, too, which is good for a recipe that takes at least half a pound a batch!

Chocolate Croissant 2


( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )
Mar. 18th, 2016 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yum! I miss those.... well, croissants... I never had the opportunity to try a chocolate one before I couldn't eat them anymore. But well done on making them! I remember reading about them, and how much was involved in making them.
Mar. 19th, 2016 10:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! I was wondering about a gluten free puff pastry. Surely, it is out there? I might try to give it a go some time with cup4cup. I'd not had a chocolate croissant until this one.
Mar. 18th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )

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