First step was to mix the simple yeast dough and let it rise. That bit was easy enough. We then punched it and M rolled it out:
After that, we added a layer of margarine (Nuttelex):
I tried rolling and freezing the margarine as Jennifer directed, but the Nuttelex did not freeze hard. Instead, I just spread it around.
After that, we folded it as directed:
We then refrigerate, re-rolled and refrigerated the folded dough several times as directed.
Finally, we shaped them:
And here is one the next morning on my breakfast tray, as arranged by M, who made me breakfast in bed:
(By the way, the tray was made by J, who gave it to me for a present last year. He is very talented at woodwork and is toying with carpentry for a career idea.)
How were the croissants? The flavour was excellent and they rose well. The whole double batch was eaten by our family on Mother's Day. However, they were a bit more bread-like than flaky inside. That's probably done to the Nuttelex not cooling hard and me over-enthusiastically rolling it. However, I need to give another recipe a go to see if it's the recipe or me. (I'm guessing me!)
Berry's Box: Enter at Own Risk
Our cats love boxes and hiding places, so we grabbed a box the other day from a pile at the shops. Berry commandeered it, though Switch frequently sniffed it, interested in smells that we couldn't detect. We realised why it was so popular once we actually read the details on the front of the box!