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Mail Order Croissants - CONVERTED

MDM Apr 16, 2007 06:22 PM

Someone sent me the Williams Sonoma version as an Easter gift (yes, an Easter gift) and I feel more connected with this person than ever. My go-to gift now for people I really want to spoil. An experience whenever you have the foresight to lay them out the night before.

  1. wyf4lyf Apr 19, 2007 01:04 PM

    I ordered some of these and we loved them. However, be careful how you store them in the freezer. After about a month or two, the few that were left in the box did not rise when I set them out overnight. I was so unhappy having to throw them away!

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    1. re: wyf4lyf
      ExercisetoEat Apr 20, 2007 11:43 AM

      I had the same trouble with my croissants not rising overnight on Easter after they had been in the freezer since Christmas (I know, I know, don't ask how I made them last that long!). In the morning I set them on top of the stovetop burner that vents the oven below while the oven was pre-heating and they perked right up and were definitely salvageable. Overall the William Sonoma chocolate croissants are so good I don't think I'll ever bother trying to make them myself!

      1. re: ExercisetoEat
        MDM Apr 20, 2007 01:27 PM

        Great tip. Thanks so much.

    2. Miss Needle Apr 18, 2007 05:22 AM

      I haven't tried the Williams Sonoma, but the Ceci Cela croissants I've ordered through l'Epicerie have been very good.


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        hot tamale Apr 16, 2007 07:33 PM

        I agree! They are magnifique! Flakier than you can imagine. What a clever daughter in law she is! I didn't look to see who produces them, but Williams Sonoma ships them and they are heavenly.

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