After lunch I stood at the pastry case like a kid staring at candy. I finally settled on an Eclair and a Meringue and ordered a almond croissant, a chocolate croissant and two regular croissants to go. As full as I was, my mouth was watering just watching her place the goodies in my bag.
I munched on the Meringue (not a huge meringue fan in general, but my daughter was in love) and Eclair (heaven) in the car on the way up the mountain on the way home, and somehow managed to save the croissant experience for this morning (though I did open the bag and stare into it several times yesterday just for kicks).
I’ve checked out the recipe for making croissants before. It requires a ton of butter, a ton of flour, and a ton of folding and mixing. It’s complicated. It’s time consuming, and quite frankly I don’t think I could do the crispy, crumbly, delicious breads justice, so they aren’t really on my to-do list. So I buy from others and enjoy their complexity immensely One of my favorite movie scenes of all time is when Diane Keaton and Steve Martin are making croissants in It’s Complicated. She makes it look so easy and sexy. Maybe one day I’ll attempt it….Anywho.