A Surfeit of Croissants

The Sandy Food Chronicles

I’m learning how to make breads at the George Brown culinary school.  Last week’s class was French croissants.  It was my introduction to laminated breads i.e. breads made with layers and layers of butter.

Through a series of missteps and happenstance I ended up making over six kilos of dough.

If you’re familiar with the lamination process, you will appreciate the magnitude of  that effort. Suffice to say it took twelve hours of kneading, rolling and folding to produce these three batches of dough.

I cut and baked the first batch at school. This first set I called my ‘learning batch’. They were less than perfect.  I’d cut them too big, shaped them wrong and had not left enough time for proofing. While they tasted ok, there was obvious room for improvement. I took the remaining batches home for practice.

Learning Batch of Croissants Croissants – First attempt – the Learning Batch 

Two batches (4…

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2 thoughts on “A Surfeit of Croissants

    1. Neil – normally I stay away from croissants. Even without knowing the calorie & fat count, the so-so flavor of pre-made supermarket pastries put me off.

      Buuut … biting into a pure butter, fresh from the oven, hand made croissant? Oooh lah la!

      Thanks for stopping by –
      Sandy

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