Croissants

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    charahome Well-Known Member

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    Croissants just baked, with butter, accompanying a hot cup of Latte, is the softest pastry I enjoy.

    I have not come across a croissant that I did not eat. A weakness of mine.

    What is your favorite Single Serve bread? Croissant, Biscuit, Hoagie, you name it.
     
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    Christine Mlinek Well-Known Member

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    Croissants are my favorite single serve as well. Followed by a close second of a nice biscuit...
     
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    charahome Well-Known Member

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    I love freshly baked biscuits. I like the ones that are rough looking on top. Warm, butter, and a cup of coffee to accompany.

    I also like the flaky ones that can be peeled a piece at a time.. I have not baked those, I cheat and buy from the fridge section..
     
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    rosacrux Member

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    Croissants are my favorite pastry. Fluffy on the inside and a lit bit crunchy on the outside. There are many places that sell them but it is really hard to find a good one.
     
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    Croissants are like if heaven came down to earth and was slapped on a plate and served to you. I absolutely love them and find myself eating one with every meal.
     
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    I've never had a real, fresh baked croissant (horror!! I know!) Any particular recipes you'd recommend?
     
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    cmckinney01 Well-Known Member

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    I also love croissants. They are so fluffy and delicious. I've never tried baking my own croissants. However, if anybody out there has a recipe, I second the motion for sharing recipes. Thanks so much.
     
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    True2marie Well-Known Member

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    My bread of choice is baking soda biscuits. I grew up eating and making them. They're great with eggs, bacon and orange juice.

    Baking Soda Biscuit Recipe

    Ingredients
    3/4 cup milk
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    5 tablespoons shortening
    3/4 teaspoon salt

    Process
    Step 1: Set oven to 450 degrees F

    Step 2: Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Blend in shortening until small pieces form. Gradually add in milk, molding mix into a ball.

    Step 3: Roll out ball on floured board to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out in desired size and dip in melted shortening. Put biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.

    Step 4: Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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    Lacey Well-Known Member

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    I'm bagel and cream cheese fan. I could eat any flavor any kind at any time. They are dangerously good.
     
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    Philip Member

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    For me they are best served warm and with homemade strawberry jam. And with a cup of fresh coffee. Utter bliss.

    My avatar pic is of a batch of croissants i made just before christmas. They are one of my favourite things to bake along with sourdoughs, macarons and other pastry.

    I have tried many recipes over the years and the recipe and approach I use everytime is on my blog at http://bakingfanatic.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/croissants-pains-au-chocolat-2/ but i am more than happy to copy and post the recipe in this post if I am not supposed to link

    The recipe itself is towards the bottom of my link as there is a lot of my ramblings about the joy of a croissant and ways that work well and don't work well etc...
     
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    If there's anything that tops a well-made croissant, it's a croissant with chocolate. There's a little bakery near our house that sells warm, buttery croissants with chocolate in the middle. Serve it with a cup of black coffee and you're in heaven!
     
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