pain au chocolat


I love to try new recipes, especially something that is notoriously difficult like croissants.  So last week when I was planning for a glorious Sunday of wedding planning I asked my friend what tasty delicacy she wanted with the mimosas.  How about croissants she asked?  Sure, sounds perfect I thought.  Then I looked at the recipe, which includes three separate rises and three “turns”, and I couldn’t help but think that this dough is one precious pastry.  The dough is precious indeed but if you have the time I highly recommend giving it a try.  The directions weren’t overly complicated just very specific.  (Perfect for a baker who loves precision.)  

{The starters: foamy yeast mixture, milk mixture, and flour.}

{The recipe calls for European style butter, which has more butterfat than other butters.}

{After the second turn.}

{After the third turn.  Almost done!}


{Voilà!  They turned out perfectly buttery and flaky.  Delicious!}

Also, I am excited to announce the winner of the SLAB Handcrafted Soap Company giveaway!  Kristen S. you are the lucky winner with all-natural cleanliness in your future!  I will email you for details.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  Stay tuned for the next giveaway in May which will be courtesy of Hello!Lucky.


  1. They are gorgeous, and I’m sure taste even better. Thanks for sharing.

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