Happy New Year everyone! May it be filled with health and happiness and lots of flaky, buttery goodness. January blog posts are usually devoted to healthy recipes, diet tips and pledges to exercise more. I fully intend to do all that, but first I have to recover from my New Year's Eve hangover and severe lack of sleep.
To celebrate 2014 and before I settle into a healthy diet lifestyle (ha!) I have to share this post... Croissants have been at the top of my to-bake list for an embarrassingly long time. Somehow I never got round to making any, put off by the lengthy dough making process. When I came across Edd Kimber's (winner of the first Great British Bake Off) recipe for 20 minute (!) croissant dough I knew I had no more excuses.
Edd was inspired by Julia Child's Quick Danish Pastry dough recipe - actually a recipe by Beatrice Ojakangas which which she shared with Julia. I have tweaked the recipe and method somewhat, but you can check the links to Edd's recipe and the video of Bea and Julia.
This croissant dough super easy to make. The croissants themselves take some time to rise ...