Pains au Chocolat (Chocolate Croissants)

Get fancy and make your own Chocolate Croissants with this easy to follow recipe.

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Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re getting fancy with my all-time favorite French pastry. Last year I tackled a challenge I’d made for myself. Conquer the art of making croissants from scratch. After a massive fail I succeeded and was beyond excited to share the results with all of you. Now some of you might remember that I promised to update the post with some step by step pictures to make it easier to follow along. My original aim was to get ’em up by Christmas, but time just got away from me. But I didn’t forget ;).

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I couldn’t help but think that this was a great time to whip up chocolate croissants. I actually can’t imagine a better time, ha!

So follow along and let me show you how to pull off this French classic. [Read more…]

Croissants.

Croissants completely made from scratch. Worth every minute.

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Guys, I don’t even know where to begin.

I made croissants and I can’t get over it. Even though this happened a couple of days ago, I am still on cloud nine. These beautiful pastries came out of my kitchen and actually looked, tasted and smelled like the real thing. It’s a good thing I have proof in form of these pictures or I wouldn’t even believe this is real life. I could have sworn I walked into a bakery the minute these pastries started to get all golden and crisp.

Is there anything better than butter? So, so, so much butter.

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I don’t even care if this sounds cliché or that I might be a bit biased, but homemade croissants… there is nothing like it.

And yes, you can do it too. If I can whip up these delicate, light and melt-in-your-mouth pastries, you’ve got nothing to worry about! [Read more…]