Sourdough Croissants & Pains au Chocolat

… or when your breakfast tastes heavenly buttery !

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Inspired by the freshly-baked viennoiserie flavor at almost every street corner in France, I (finally) found the courage to home-make croissants.
Study recipes and fomula, prepare the liquid sourdough, mix ingredients, butter, roll, fold, chill, roll, fold, chill, shape, polish, bake, taste and say « wow » at the end… I adored every part of this unique experience. I consider it an important step for me as a young amateur baker and pastry enthusiast.

If I share it with you, it is because I want to underline the fact that being curious and passionate about something helps you overcome every possible obstacle you would’ve imagined.

Do not let yourself discouraged by the complex process of laminating a dough at home or the difficulty to provide your croissant optimal rising conditions. Dare and your efforts will be rewarded.

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The very well described recipe , formula and techniques available on The Fresh Loaf  will convince you that there is no difficulty in homemaking a layered dough. Evocative photos illustrate the process step by step and valuable tips and tricks accompany you through it.

Believe me, the final result deserves all of your investment. This makes an exquisite and gourmet breakfast and an extra-reason to wake up with a big smile !

As it would be selfish to keep it for myself, this post goes to Susan and YeastSpotting, her delicious weekly showcase of yeasted baked goods.

Pains au chocolat au levain

San Francisco Sourdough

Probably one of the best white sourdough breads, San Francisco Sourdough has more than one reason for being so praised.

ImageAs its name suggests, this bread is made from genuine San Francisco yeast cultures developed with unique local natural bacteria. However, don’t get discouraged if you lack the authentic preferment. Appropriate baking techniques should compensate that.

Moreover, from its cracking crust to its soft heart, San Francisco Sourdough is not only delightfully beautiful, but also irresistibly tasty.

This bread is adored by the little as well as by the elder, it is savored at breakfast or with seafood, it is widely appreciated and easily assorted with most dishes.

Finally, it is as simply to make as the common sourdough bread, with exquisite results this time.

ImageBread lovers should definitely write it down on the list of good bites to bake… or re-bake!
A formula can be found here.

Good baking,

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