My husband is amazing! He had a yearning this weekend to be creative in the kitchen and decided to try his hand at croissants. They turned out far better than expected! Here’s a link to the King Arthur Flour Company recipe, just in case you want to see what was involved.
If you decide to try this out, it’s a bit difficult counting the number of folds in the recipe as posted on the site. Fold by thirds three times. Keep the dough cool to prevent the butter melting – return it to the fridge as needed between folds. Also note that the best way to ensure the butter spreads is to ‘tap’ the dough repeatedly with the rolling pin – it doesn’t really roll out. Tapping smashes the butter and thins it out. I still had a few areas where the butter looked like large chunks when I was done, but it worked.