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).


  1. I'll take you back...afterall, in your analogy, I have to in order for you to once again break my heart....but this time, I'm determined to make it work! xo

  2. So weird! I also tried making croissants over the weekend.. only to have them fail miserably. Mine were super white on top, super dark on the bottom, and soggy.
    Glad to see you're back to blogging :)

  3. i want to see photos of the baked croissants!

  4. @mary - yes, let's make it work this time

    @julie - you're back! Thanks for still reading. I will not be defeated by these croissants - I am determined to make them work.

    @jrhigh - as is my standard issue, I was so irritated by the end product that I didn't take a picture to document my failure. You will have to take my word that they were garbage!