Memories / Pâtisserie

I’ll be left with cinnamon croissants

I guess like all good things, Sundays have to come to an end too.

Today was a good Sunday. We went to bed late enough to wake up mid-morning. Crumpets happened. I might have eaten two with homemade raspberry jam from last summer.

And we braved the rain – the mostest perfect excuse for a lazy day in – for a trip to the corner shop. In our basket: milk and butter, lots of. Yeast too. And strong flour. We also got a bottle of our favourite white wine and some salmon we knew we’d have for dinner tomorrow.

Croissants were to be made.

Find the recipe here.

We moved the kitchen table by the window and took mostly blurry pictures. And in all measures, that’s more than fine by me. Since when did blog have to be so editorially perfect? Maybe, I miss the early days when it was more misses than hits.

So yes, I made dough for cinnamon bun croissants. Or is it cinnamon croissant buns? I wanted to do a step-by-step. With – of course – gifs as tokens of my love for the old-school.
It might happen. It might not.

In the meantime, cross your fingers for me tomorrow. I have a book coming out and I can’t quite believe it! And it case it was all just a dream, I’ll be left with cinnamon croissants. Life isn’t too bad at the moment.


  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    April 21, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    I picked up a copy of your book at the store yesterday (here in Australia!), and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I couldn’t afford to get it at that moment, but it’s skyrocketed to the top of my list.

  • Marie // La Tasse Fumante
    April 21, 2014 at 4:39 AM

    How exciting about your book !! I am definitely getting a copy as soon as possible, I’m sure it is full of those little stories of yours 🙂 Congrats on this great achievement and thanks for making me seriously crave croissants !

  • Lucia // Nudaperla
    April 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Je vais les faire pour la prémière fois ce weekend: fingers crossed et beaucoup de beurre!

  • steph (whisk/spoon)
    April 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    I’m so looking forward to your book coming out in the US–next month, I think. Congratulations!

  • xelou (@xelou1)
    April 24, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Je viens en UK cet été, je me réserve l’achat de ton livre à ce moment là, petit plaisir de vacances 🙂

  • Bea
    April 27, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    A book!?!?
    I’m so exciting for you!!!

  • Sye Ling
    April 28, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    Hi Fanny,
    I always like to read your blog and I am excited to hear that you have a book published!
    And, I have ordered it 🙂 It will come soon!
    Take care and have a good day!

  • cathy
    April 29, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    I just preordered a copy! Can’t wait for it to arrive! Love reading your blog, and so excited that you’ve got a book now!

  • Lynsey Taylor
    May 6, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Just ordered your book and I am so excited for it! Been following your blog for 2 years and I just can not wait for the beautiful pictures and words to inspire me. Will be baking some of the recipes and showing you on Twitter I am sure! x

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