What’s Cooking in Nico’s Kitchen

I pretty much live in the kitchen… You know I love to bake some tasty goodies. I thought it might be fun to recap some of the dishes that I make through the month. Here’s what was going on in the kitchen in May.

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I tried my hand at homemade Croissants, and it took three days but the results were so delicious. A few friends and I catered the final breakfast for MOPS, and I got to make these delicious pastries one more time. Dylan is hooked on them, so it looks like I’ll be making Croissants more often.

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I needed a quick breakfast before school one day, so I got out my Pioneer Woman cookbook, and made a batch of her French Breakfast Puffs. They were amazing. I shared the batch with my hubby’s co-workers too.

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We had guest speakers at our church, and although I couldn’t make it to hear them speak, I wanted to help out with the desserts. I made a batch of Chocolate Ganache Topped Brownies, and a few batches of cookies too. James suggested the Candy Bar cookies, and I thought that White Chocolate Macadamia Nut cookies would go great too.

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You’ll remember these Blueberry Muffins, they were from my container of blueberries that Thade really though that we needed. I’ve been enjoying them with my morning coffee.

I hope to try out a few new recipes in June.

2 thoughts on “What’s Cooking in Nico’s Kitchen

  1. Can you share the recipe for the croissants? Why did it take 3 days, was it really hard??

  2. Thanks Heather :) I used Julia Child’s recipe for the croissants, and it wasn’t that tough, it just required a lot of patience :) I think you could shave off a day, but the dough works better if has rested…

    The first day you make the dough, and then let if rest over night. The second day, you incorporate the butter, and then make 4 turns and the dough has to rest in between each turn, which is about 2-3 hours, so it is around 8 or so hours of work. On the last day you cut and shape the dough and then it needs to proof another 3-4 hours in the oven before it can be baked.

    The results are really delicious though, and the dough freezes beautifully. Dylan really liked them, and I even baked a batch for my mom for her birthday :)

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