Hot, buttery, flaky, and oh so yummy – nothing beats a homemade croissant hot out of the oven and tonight I learned how to croissants under the guidance of Romina Rasmussen in her kitchen at Les Madeleines Patisserie.
Learning by doing is my preferred method of learning which is why I love Lifelong Learning classes so much. Last night, I learned how to make croissants in a 3 hour hands on class taught by Romina Rasmussen of Les Madeleines Patisserie. Romina is master pastry chef and an excellent and engaging instructor. She is so knowledgeable, fun, engaging, and gives tons of insider tips you can’t learn from a book. She provided tips like proofing times vary depending on temperature and humidity and that there are several ways to know when your dough is ready – not sticky, barely rolls when touched, can see butter layers separate. Romina broke the class up into steps demonstrating each step followed by students practicing. We worked in teams of two with guidance from Romina and Felicity. What a great night. I learned so much and took home croissants I made for baking, ate croissants hot out of the oven, and made some new friends. Can’t wait to make croissants from start to finish in my own kitchen.