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Old Nov 15th 2015, 4:48 am
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Default Re: Love Bread? The PERFECT Croissant

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Here in Penang, I’m still searching for the perfect butter croissant for breakfast.

I want it lovingly constructed with layers of fine thin pastry.
I want that classic horn shape.
I want that telltale greasy film it leaves on your fingers.
I want a crusty exterior.
I want a soft and honeycombed interior with lots of space.
I want it to resist a little when I tear off the corner.
I want to hear the sweet, crisp crunchy sound when I’m biting into it.
I want to taste the flavour of the butter melting out on my tongue.
I want that subtle taste of salt.
I want the smell of creamy butter.
Oh, and I want crumbs.

It’s not too much to ask, is it?

I’ve tried Continental Bakery, Rainbow Bakery, Four Seasons Bakery, La Boheme, La Croisette, and many more…

It’s here somewhere. But where?

Please tell. I promise not to eat them all.

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A big day for me today. My first ever croissants from the Baking Garage, one of my favourite bakeries. They've recently started making croissants. At last. Yippee!

I love their sourdough. Look out for the array of wild sized holes – a tell-tale sign that a baker is kneading the dough well, aerating it properly, and knows his stuff. This is no ordinary sourdough, this is World Class. Little wonder it’s their signature bread.

Anyway, back to the croissants. I'm so excited...Ryan - the baking chef - has been working hard to perfect his recipe, and is using Lescure french butter. My expectations are high (see above) and today I got my mitts on my first half dozen (RM3.50 each). Roll on lunch!

It's probably best to order unless you get up early. It looks like the secret's out already. Gold dust or what?

The Baking Garage - 45, Lebuh Lembah Permai 4, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

Meanwhile, here’s a picture of holes, oh and a few of the croissants.

JC3
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Old Nov 15th 2015, 6:11 am
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Well, lunch over, and there's not many left now....
What’s the verdict?

I want it lovingly constructed with layers of fine thin pastry. Bien sûr…5.
I want that classic horn shape. Comme ci, comme ça …3
I want that telltale greasy film it leaves on your fingers. Voila…5
I want a crusty exterior. Très bien…5
I want a soft and honeycombed interior with lots of space. Bon…4
I want it to resist a little when I tear off the corner. Magnifique…5
I want to hear the sweet, crisp crunchy sound when I’m biting into it. Étonnant…5
I want to taste the flavour of the butter melting out on my tongue. Merveilleux…5
I want that subtle taste of salt. Bon…4
I want the smell of creamy butter. Formidable…5
Oh, and I want crumbs. Oui, mais pas assez…3

La beurre, la beurre!

The Baking Garage have cracked it. These are definitely the best croissants in Penang! La vraie affaire.


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And you've just broken Site Rule No 17 umpteen times

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Originally Posted by bakedbean
And you've just broken Site Rule No 17 umpteen times

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Shall we croissant him off the members list
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Sacre Bleu
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Sacre Bleu
'holy shit' indeed BB as I just read the 'lizard' thread where JC3 has one that's 4 foor long.
Quote 'I've seen some fairly big 'uns at Straits Quay though not as big as JC3's...Maybe 4 foot long.'unqoute.
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Go easy on the sherbert, Davito
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Yeh he's on the fizzy pop again
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Originally Posted by bakedbean
And you've just broken Site Rule No 17 umpteen times

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Ah yes indeed so. No French allowed.
Oops. Sorry.
But it is le weekend...

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Old Nov 15th 2015, 12:25 pm
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Sorry IVV and BB...I'm not sassed... 'je suis jaloux' as my 'Syndrome du Colon irritable' seems about 4 feet long.
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In case anyone is interested in Chiffon Cake. (Actually I have no idea what a chiffon cake is.) But this is for a good cause anyway.
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A little behind the times. For croissants I mainly go to Love a Loaf on Vantage next to Tesco. I am munching a Tesco croissant as I write this, not too bad at all. Also Four Seasons at Straits Quay do pretty decent croissants but they open at 11 am. Pourquoi?
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Je ne sais pas.

Oops we're both banned (Site Rule 17)

Is Four Seasons the place near where The Library used to be?
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Love scones?

Snap!

The good news is that Ryan, the baker at the Baking Garage, home of Penang’s best croissants, now makes scones once a week.

The bad news? With raisins.
God damn it. I hate raisins. Christmas cake, mince pies, fruit cake – No thank you. I even pick them out of the Alpen. Can’t stand ‘em.

BUT ask nicely, and Ryan may make you a separate batch of plain scones to order. Yippee!

A big dollop of Devonshire clotted cream (I love you Cold Storage), a little French jam (times three), a slice of homemade Victoria Sponge cake (OK, two slices).

Ah, life’s not so bad, eh?

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