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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pâtisserie française = la patience

As we continue to learn French and study the French culture, we have been baking French pastries!  We recently made profiteroles or chou à la crème and then tried croissants - délicieux!!!! Both pastries are delicate and require following directions very closely for best results.

In just the past couple of years have I attempted working with yeast as some recipes take hours or days to work with. Croissants is a 3-day process, so it takes much patience and perseverance until you reach the baked ending :) After attempting to make croissants, I can understand why we do not see any baking classes for croissants. The class would need to several days to go through the whole process. In the end, the croissants are worth waiting three days for. Our croissants for the first try turned out buttery, light, flaky, with a crusty exterior and a soft interior, scrumptious indeed. We know where we need to work to make them better, it was a learning process in baking them and in patience!!!

Our friends never know what type of yummy treat they are in for when they pop in :)

Patience is a virtue and talked about throughout the Bible in the Old and New Testaments. According to 1 Samuel "lack of patience can cause you to miss blessings". 
Here is a FUN little song as children practice patience:

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

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