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RemusRox
« on: November 27, 2010 12:19:05 AM »

Baking can sound daunting, especially with the stress of the holidays, but I've found that bread it a great way to calm those nerves. Waiting for the bread to rise, and taking the time to READ the directions. Haha, well, regardless of some tiny mistakes two of my recent adventures in baking paid off.

First off, rosemary garlic rolls.


A closeup.


The recipe for that is from this lovely site: http://www.foodbuzz.com/photos/us/california/san_diego/beaches-coastal/389700-knots-of-heaven-garlic-butter-rosemary-rolls
Seriously, I know it looks scary and complicated, but look at the fabulous results! Who could resist?

Next up, some chocolate croissants.


Sure, it takes a good three days to make them, but you know they're worth it!


The croissants are from "French Women Don't Get Fat," which has some simple recipes for healthy living (and don't let the diet vibe fool you, the amount of butter I put into these babies was Paula Dean status).

Happy Holidays all!
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010 02:41:41 AM »

those rolls look gorgeous. I love bread Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010 06:02:44 AM »

Wow, those croissants look to die for.  You have just made me realise how hungry I am.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010 07:54:50 PM »

I have this book! Just looked up the croissant recipe because your pics look divine.  What kind of chocolate did you use? How did they taste? Any tips?
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RemusRox
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010 08:20:57 PM »

I have this book! Just looked up the croissant recipe because your pics look divine.  What kind of chocolate did you use? How did they taste? Any tips?

I used some Godiva chocolate from a standard Godiva chocolate bar. It honestly tasted just like the chocolate used in chocolate croissants I've had at cafes. I think they tasted amazing for being made at home by an amateur.

As far as tips go, I'd say be patient and read carefully. Double check measurements before adding anything to the batter, you don't want to mess up days of work. Also, try not to get frustrated. First time I made croissants it felt so overwhelming, and I felt like I was messing up everything, but the end result was fine. Just have fun with it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010 05:06:32 AM »

Thanks Remusbox! I didn't really understand the directions by reading them (like about the folding) so I looked on Youtube for a visual picture.  I'm a bit nervous but excited to try my first croissants!! The book recommended the weekend.  Is there time during the week if I work or is it too time consumming? I want to try it out first BEFORE I try over the weekend (hopefully my batch I give away to my coworkers)!
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RemusRox
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010 09:02:38 PM »

Thanks Remusbox! I didn't really understand the directions by reading them (like about the folding) so I looked on Youtube for a visual picture.  I'm a bit nervous but excited to try my first croissants!! The book recommended the weekend.  Is there time during the week if I work or is it too time consumming? I want to try it out first BEFORE I try over the weekend (hopefully my batch I give away to my coworkers)!

I think weekends are a good time because of time constraints and everything. You could manage it during the week I suppose. It really depends on how much time you have over a three day period of time.
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