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Adelphos24

Sourdough Croissants

So I have been mucking about with my wild yeast sourdough starter a lot over the last few weeks. I made pain poilane, and a traditional american style sourdough, and was thinking..."what else can i do with this starter?"


The answer? Sourdough croissants!


I know this could fall in the pastry category, but decided that the wild yeast starter aspect kinda throws it into the realm of the sourdough junkie. I've gotta say, they turned out great. I even made some with chocolate in the middle. I wrote more about them here:


http://www.improveyourbaking.com/2009/01/21/sourdough-croissants/


Hopefully this will spark some interesting sourdough ideas. I'd love to here more. I'm planning on writing about the chocolate ones tonight.

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trailrunner

those are absolutely gorgeous. I guess it would be too much to ask to post the recipe as I bet it goes on and on....I already have wild yeast going...will have to try these sometime. c

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LeadDog

I made Sourdough Crossants a while back and posted the recipe I used here.  A couple people said it was the best Crossants that they have ever had.  Making them was a new experience for me and enjoyable.  I really liked how they turned out.

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SylviaH

Those are lovely croissants and I enjoyed your shaping of them...I would have enjoyed a crumb shot as well..maybe next time!  I used the same recipe from DL Local Breads the first time I made croissants...I also made almond filled bear claws using the same recipe...I posted photos but when we changed to the new server they were lost and I only have the one photo on file now of a bear claw....my old camera!!  Though I enjoyed the recipe I have made a couple of other recipes and my favorite is the one posted on my last croissant post in my blog.



 My sourdough croissant/cherry pastries crumb shots of this recipe has also left with the old server....please excuse my spelling...my heads in a fog with this flu...I'll correct


Sylvia

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Adelphos24

Thanks for all the comments!


Trailrunner: I'd love to post the recipe, but I'm not sure what laws apply to sharing recipes over the net that came out of published cookbooks. If anyone knows, can you let me know?


Sylvia: Thanks, I have a crumb shot of the chocolate ones I made, which I'm planning to post soon. I like the almond filled bear claw idea. That's exactly the type of creative use of sourdough I like to see.

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gaaarp

Adelphos, look here for a discussion on posting recipes.  The concensus seems to be that you can post an individual recipe from another source, as long as you credit the source. 

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SylviaH

Yumm, the chocolate crumb shot looks devine!


Sylvia

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Adelphos24

Thanks Gaaarp,


I've finally posted the chocolate sourdough croissant pictures, here:


http://www.improveyourbaking.com/2009/01/23/chocolate-sourdough-croissants/


The inside shot was taken fresh from the oven. Due to the chocolate, you can't really see how well the structure turned out. they were actually soft, flaky, and airy. Just how a croissant should be.

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trailrunner

You are just too mean :) those look WONDERFUL ! I'll have to buy that book I guess...sigh. There are more cookbooks to try than there are days in the year ! c

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SylviaH

You will love it...One of the very best out there...top rated!


Sylvia

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trailrunner

I need another cookbook like I need....well something...another bicycle...I have a LOT of those too. I will have an order for Amazon any day now...I want Piano Piano Pieno....next too. c

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SylviaH

I hear you!! "lol" My husband is a cyclist!!  : )