Saturday, 2 May 2009

Lemon Brioche Croissants

This week has been a busy week for me in food terms. Some of the successes were Fennel Crusted Fish-Fingers and my first Basic White Loaf:

However, the highlight of the week had to be these. I have been on a bread making quest recently and, true to form, I had to choose one of the more skilled breads before I've perfected the basics, but hey! I discovered a wonderful blog and website during the week,, and when I saw these it was one of those, 'I have to make these' moments. Being a Bank Holiday weekend I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some of these for a slightly more luxurious breakfast ( I don't say lazy because with an 11month old lie-ins are non-existent). My kind husband was determined that I should get some sort of break over the weekend so he emptied the ironing basket for me on Friday afternoon (and I don't mean he just hid it somewhere else)! That cleared the slate for my Friday night so I took the opportunity and got to work on these beauties. It was a wonderfully peaceful Friday night stirring and kneading. I decided to make my own lemon curd for these as I had the ingredients and I didn't want anything to hinder their success. I bottled the curd and left the dough to prove overnight in the fridge. The work on Saturday morning was minimal -I managed to squeeze it in between giving my little one his bottle and his breakfast. I then popped them in the oven, showered and got baby off for a nap before sitting down to one of these with coffee. Sublime!

I'm not going to give you the recipe for these as they're right here in a printable version with photograph instructions so to prompt you to follow my instructions instead would be to do you a disservice.

1 comment:

  1. These looks lovely. Would it be possible to use something other than lemon?