My First attempt at Gluten Free Croissants

Seven long years without croissants…. I can still remember the last croissant I ate before I went off gluten. It was a bitter-sweet moment. I enjoyed the croissant but the pain and agony lasted for days!

Since then I have not had a croissant, simply because I have never found anywhere that sells them. When I was still on gluten, I once tried them and they looked like little turds and they were terrible, So I never tried them again…but now with a whole lot of baking experience behind me, I decided to try them again.

The Search for the recipe…

I think the worse thing (and the best thing) about pinterest is the sheer volume of recipes available! It can be so overwhelming and daunting. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and pick one! I decided on this one by Sarah Howells. I made sure I had everything I needed and read through the recipe a few times. The next day I got up early and began! The process was enjoyable, although time consuming. The recipe said 3.5 hours in total, but I am sure I spent a good 5 hours from beginning of prep to end of baking time. I prepped the pastry that day and proofed it and then it went into the fridge overnight. Torture!!

The next morning I got up early and preheated my oven and then egg washed the croissants which looked like mini doll versions. They were tiny. I sat on the floor in front of my oven and watched and waited while they baked! The smell was amazing.

Even though they were mini croissants, they looked and smelled amazing and the best part…they TASTED AMAZING!

The layers of buttery flakiness was just indescribable… Tiny little pieces of pastry heaven.

You can see the layers in the photo above.

And this one shows the layers pretty well. Well folks….that is a wrap! My gluten free dreams have now ALL officially come true!

Published by Bonnie

Hello. My name is Bonnie. Welcome to my page. I have been an avid baker for about 20 years. Of those years, seven have been gluten-free baking. I discovered I had a chronic intolerance to gluten and began experimenting with converting my all time favorite recipes into gluten-free ones. I also have developed my own recipe repertoire. I am married and have two children. My husband and son are not gluten intolerant but my daughter is. She has also been the motivation for persevering in creating recipes we both can enjoy. My journey has taught me so much and I know many others can benefit from my experience. My hope is that you will find something you can order that you have missed and longed for being gluten intolerant or celiac. Or perhaps you just want a healthier option as I also offer alternatives to some of my orders such as sugar free, grain free and low carb. I share my experience and story in more detail on my Instagram page. (@bonniesGFbakery) Please feel free to follow me there. Located in Somerset West, Western cape, South Africa. I deliver to the Helderberg basin area which includes Somerset West, Gordans Bay and Strand.

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