Thursday, October 17, 2013

Back to Basics: Croissants

Making croissants has always seemed like a daunting task to me. Pounding butter into a square, freezing, folding, turning, head-spinning confusion, not to mention the seemingly endless waiting periods in between turning. But, I decided to finally just go for it. Go hard or go home, right? I figured if they failed, they'd still be nice....dinner rolls? In the end they came out beautifully! Buttery and flaky and all things croissants should taste like. I'll be honest....all I wanted was to snuggle and eat some warm croissants and jam and watch tv. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blackberry and Mango Cream Puffs (Pâte Choux) personal summer resolution of posting at least once a week clearly went down the drain. Whooooops. I was able to bake quite a few times this summer, trying new things that I'd never tried before. But as a result, they all either failed entirely or came out looking butt u-g-l-y so I didn't even bother taking pictures (although I regret it now, they probably would have made for some funny posts!). 

Anywayssss, I did make cream puffs inspired by the plethora of fruit always waiting for me at home. I made these around early July but never got around to loading them onto my laptop and editing them. In any case, better late than never, right? Click in to see more pictures!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Apple Pie Pops

Celebrate summer with these cute bite-sized pie pops, a new twist on an old American classic! These pops are easy to customize to individual tastes and are just the perfect size for summer snacking.  Although I've never really made fruit pies before (I usually go for pumpkin), I just couldn't pass up this cute idea. Desserts are infinitely more fun to eat when they're on a stick. Keep reading after the jump for how to make these awesome and easy pie pops!