Friday, April 24, 2009


This month I signed up for a blog recipe swap via Taste and Create. I was paired up with Paulchen's Foodblog. I'll be honest, when I first looked at this blog, I though, "what did I get myself into?" A lot of the entries on this blog are bread related, and while every one looked delicious, I am by no means a bread baker! I have almost no experience with yeast, evidenced by the fact that the only bread on this blog is pizza dough.

I had to remind myself that the reason I joined this was to broaden my cooking/baking horizons, so I asked my husband to pick out some recipes he liked so I could make one. Of course, he picked croissants. I LOVE croissants, so I decided to go with it.

Please visit the post on Paulchen's for the full recipe. My ingredient tweaks to follow.

I quartered the recipe because the last thing we need is extra calorie laden croissants lying around tempting us.

1 package yeast
1/3 cup 2% milk
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2.5 ounces butter
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water
I also added three chocolate chunks to the base of each triangle before rolling it up.

The major snafu I had was during the first roll after I placed the butter block in the center of the dough. I'm not sure if my block wasn't shaped correctly, or if I just used too much butter, but when I put the rolling pin on the dough to roll it, butter oozed out from every location possible.

When I finished up cutting the triangles for the croissants, I had a little dough left, so I made this little guy.

And last but not least, here is a picture of the final product.

I really enjoyed making these, and though they weren't hard to make, they are definitely the most involved food item I've posted on this blog so far.

If you'd like to join next month's pair ups, please visit the Taste and Create site for details by clicking the icon below!


  1. Good job! Nothing better than fresh croissants.

  2. Wonderful! Isn't nice to make your own croissants? They taste way better then the one you get from a bakery, right? Great job!

  3. Fabulous job! Great idea to fill with chocolate too!!

  4. Wow, these are so much easier to make than I thought!