Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm Back. For Real This Time.

I feel like I’m this really unreliable boyfriend who pops into your life every once in a while, shows you a great time and showers you with attention and love. Then he disappears as quickly as he came (that’s what she said), and you’re left to wonder, was it something I said? Am I not pretty enough? When the truth of the matter is – he was never good enough for you in the first place. I’m pretty sure I’ve dragged this analogy on long enough, but the point is, I’ve changed. I do love you. Please take me back.

Even though I haven’t been updating my blog, I have been thinking about it. Remember my to do list? Well I actually half achieved something on the list.
I made croissants. They were a disaster, but I did make them.

I made the dough, which was rock solid for some reason. I was trying to roll it out with about 10,000lbs of pressure and I was barely able to open it up to the 10 x 10 square that was outlined in the recipe. Beyond that, my yeast didn’t seem to ‘activate’ at all, and instead my dough was speckled with weird brown yeasty flakes which left a lot to be desired. I made the butter packet correctly (I think), but when I was rolling it in to the dough and making turns with it, something obviously went wrong again, because when I pulled the croissants out of the oven, they were swimming in pool of butter, didn’t rise, and didn’t seem to bake all the way through. On the positive side – they looked like croissants and they had the right shape. Hopefully the second time is the charm, because I feel like I was so close, yet so far away.

{check out the brown flecks - this is right before I baked them}

So even though I was out of sight, I certainly wasn’t out of mind, but I am going to make more of an effort to update this more frequently. Until next time! (Hopefully it won’t be 3 months later).