Umm, you had to know this was coming. The minute I think about croissants, my mind floats to chocolate croissants next. I restrained myself and shared plain croissants with you first, but these babies? They’re here to make sure your New Year’s resolution didn’t include giving up things that taste delicious. Because that would be dumb. Life is short! Eat the things that make you smile (but in moderation…like small servings, ya know?).
Another reason these chocolate-filled love bites are here? I’m kicking of 30 days of chocolate for Valentine’s Day! You guys know me: Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I loved it when I was single, I loved it when I wasn’t. I’m so happy that my cookbook is slated for a just-before-Valentine’s Day release, because it’s what I’ve always wanted. We’re going to have one big chocolatey build-up to the sweetest day of the year. Are you ready?
I’m taking requests for 30 days of chocolate, because I want to know what you and your love bug want. If I can help make Valentine’s Day even chocolatier for you, well, that would just make me happier than a kid in a candy store. Just leave me a comment, or email me. I’ll be waiting with my wooden spoon and chocolate bar for you!
If you remember from my original small batch of croissants recipe, this recipe is divided up into 3 days of easy steps. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed by French pastry. You should have a cool and aloof approach to the dough, just like a real French pastry chef. French looks so good on you.
On the first day, just wake up the yeast. Let it mingle with the flour overnight. Easy. On the second day, we’re going to incorporate the butter layer. It can be intimidating, but just go slow and let the dough rest for 2 hours in between each roll session. Day two is your hardest day, really. On day three, just roll, rise, and bake! The rolls above are awaiting their milk bath before their rise. The rolls below are awaiting my mouth hole.
Anyone want to lick the pan?
If chocolate isn’t your thing (omg are you a real live alien living among us?), don’t miss my small batch of croissants recipe, sans chocolate ;)