I have been having a hard time finding a decent chocolate croissant around here. And maybe I just haven’t looked hard enough, because I know that there are plenty of good bakeries around. Instead of venturing out and risking disappointment yet again, I decided to take the matter into my own hands. If you are the most truly dedicated reader, you might be saying… “hey, you already did this post back in March 2007..” But, when I look back on photos of my earlier attempt at making the chocolate croissant, (well, I cheated and used puff pastry instead) I have to laugh since my ‘croissant’ was pretty much like the ones that I find I am complaining about…not enough chocolate for my pregnant cravings of today. This is going to change.
Making croissants is a lengthy process, so the dough that I am starting this morning, will have to wait to be devoured in the form of a tasty croissant, tomorrow morning. Yes, it is a labor of love, but I am willing to wait 24 hours. Now, I have all the time in the world, time in which I am determined to perfect these things, if nothing else. I may not have the nursery up and ready in time for baby, but I will have myself a damn good chocolate croissant. Hey, since I am officially not working, I gotta keep my hands in the dough, right?
--24 hours later---
Ah, ha. Mission accomplished. I am pretty happy with this attempt. I even had some willing friends test them out.. I think that if I did anything different, I would use bittersweet chocolate instead of the milk chocolate…next time.
And, just so you know, there will be a next time.