Yesterday as promised on my earlier blog was the day to make croissants. Six o clock in the evening came and I decided to get off my lazy ass and start my croissants, I had taken everything out, measured it, got my yeast right and started preparing my dough. Now the big first 3 hour wait , 3 hours went by and my dough was triple the size. I was very impressed. All seemed to be going well. After doing everything by book (Julia child’s ) and then was time to set in the oven to bake. I knew by the time I had to put it in the oven it will flop, you could just see it.
After my 10/15 minutes as instructed I removed them And they looked horrible ! They had the smell and taste of a croissant but the look of a bad roll been flattened by a ten ton truck
I know what I did wrong, 1.) I have been sick with the flue and so has my daughter of four. She and my baby have been keeping us up a few nights now. So yes I am sleep deprived and sick! 2.) we in South Africa use different measurements so I had to convert everything to South African measurements. 3.) yes I will admit I used the wrong flour
The French probably by now saying,”espèce d’idiot ! and if Julia child was still alive I would probably be called a “nit wit” and Julie powel would probably be shaking her head and tell me to just give up already!
I am no chef, nor top cook I am just an ordinary person with a passion and love for cooking !