A few month's ago, Tasty's Chocolate Croissant recipe popped up on my Facebook newsfeed. As a chocolate croissant fan, I was intrigued. They made it look easy, although I knew "easy" was way too good to be true.
After watching (and drooling over) the video several times, we decided to give it a shot. How hard could a homemade, 27 layered, chocolate filled, croissant be, right?
Right. (insert giant eye roll)
Let me start with the fact that, from the photo above and photos below, you can tell they turned out. They looked like croissants. They tasted like croissants. Ab.So.Lutely.Delicious. THANK GOODNESS. We ate them on the day we pulled them out of the oven. It was the perfect pro-baker flakiness with melt in your mouth sugary goodness and gooey chocolate.
The thing that distracts from how freaking delicious these things turned out is the fact that it took us nearly 24 hours from start to finish. 24 HOURS. Who has time for that? (apparently we did)
That really is my only complaint: how much of labor of love these are, and that the 24 hours is not a set it and forget it type of thing, but a hands on type of thing where you cannot leave your house for 24 hours. I do realize this is a croissant complaint rather than a recipe complaint.
My Verdict: so delicious that they are worth making at least once in your life. Or more than once if you have a lot of time on your hands and/or many hands to help. Tasty breaks down the recipe really simply, and having a video to reference is really helpful. If you are going to make homemade croissants for the first time, watching someone do it at the same time can't hurt.
Have you tried making croissants at home before? How did it go?