On Sunday, I was ready to bake. I started my morning with shaping croissants. This was incredibly frustrating because I misread the instructions, and tried to cut my first half of dough into 10 triangles. After my failed attempt (I could only get 9 and knew they were too small) I realized that they were going to be cut in half and that I only needed 5 triangles. I was really frustrated, but couldn't figure out how to start over, so the first half became mini-croissants. After the croissants were shaped, I started the first bread and made pancakes for
After yoga, I started to make the brioche pockets. I can't believe I'm saying this, but after a weekend of dealing with croissants the brioche pockets almost felt easy! The filling was easy to put together, and the dough was much easier to roll out and handle than my croissant dough. After the pockets were prepared I was about to throw away my leftover scraps of dough. Luckily, at the last second I decided to make them into a ball instead and throw it on the baking sheet with the pockets. It came out beautifully! We really enjoyed having brioche toast for breakfast this morning. The pockets were excellent too. We both absolutely loved them. I'm hoping they freeze well because there's no way we could eat them all at once. And the croissants? All morning I was saying, and Paul was agreeing, that they were about the most annoying invention in the world and that they were definitely something you made once and then continued purchasing. I had visions of telling our future child about the crazy time I was 8.5 months pregnant and decided it was a good idea to try making croissants. Then, I baked and cooled the croissants and invited Paul in to taste one. After one bite, he was saying that I would have to make them again after all! My technique needs a lot of work (I couldn't stretch the triangles to anywhere near twice their length without putting tons of holes in them), but these were absolutely delicious. Unfortunately, they don't keep that well. I may make them again eventually, but only if we have enough guests coming over to enjoy them fresh!