Croissants! When Sarah introduced the challenge, it was a pleasant surprise as I was thinking about trying croissants just this month. Definitely a big big challenge for me; I would rate croissants to be the 10/10 difficulty scale, especially with the warm and humid weather in Singapore.
It’s my first try on croissants. These were okay, but they weren’t as buttery and flaky as I would like them to be! Mainly due to my lack of knowledge of croissant making; handling the dough too much, and letting the butter melt while rolling. The next time round, I’m gonna refrigerate the dough much much more (like how I do cookies, cause of the weather, the fridge is really my other best friend – besides my kitchenaid).
Not quite satisfied with how mine turned out, I went to search for croissant tips and found some on this forum post at ChowHound. Will probably have another go at it again when I have more time during the holidays coming up soon. Croissants need lots of love and time – these took me 1 whole day to make. But I believe, it’ll be all worth it in the end.
I miss Mirabelle’s croissants, they’re one of the best I’ve tried in Singapore. A pity the little shop moved back to Malaysia a few months after I started my work at LASALLE (it’s only a stone throw away from the College!) Mirabelle’s my benchmark croissant… until I get the chance to go to France, or have the opportunity to eat better ones at Quebec next year.
The croissant recipe can be found here, a recipe from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume Two by Julia Child and Simone Beck. I like how Sarah linked us to a black and white video of Julia making croissants…
Thanks Sarah and the Daring Bakers for this challenge. Till the next one! ;)