Today I achieved a baking ambition. For the first time ever I made croissants:
The first batch was a bit rushed (we wanted them for breakfast). The second batch rose a bit more:
There's quite a pit of technique involved in layering the dough/butter and rolling them up. They were just a little too "bready" so maybe next time I will use different flour mix (this was 100% strong white) and not work the dough quite so much. But make no mistake I am delighted with the results.
Went to the plot to work breakfast off: Not so pretty, but the bean pit in the foreground is coming on nicely!