Bonjour, and welcome to Le Petit Croissant! My name is Leah, and I have a passion for French baking.
While other teens experimented with makeup and new outfits, I experimented with pâte à choux, chocolate soufflé, and other treats.
I was inspired to replicate the golden brown and shatteringly flaky croissants of France after multiple visits, then developed jams to accompany them. A move to Colorado, however, presented me with a whole new challenge: baking at high altitude (6,800 feet).
I started selling hand-rolled Butter, Chocolate, and Almond croissants in Colorado Springs at a local farmer’s market in 2014, and Le Petit Croissant was born. Now I sell 8 flavors of Croissants along with 22 flavors of jam, baguettes, scones, granola, and — soon — macaron cookies!
Please click here for a schedule of FARMER’S MARKET dates, times, and locations.
The award-winning COOKBOOK I published in late 2016 — French Brunch At Home — features my best recipes, and includes adjustments for high altitude baking. I’ll have you whipping up family treats in no time. Baker’s Tips, lovely photography, and fascinating histories abound. This book is the perfect gift for friends, family, work colleagues, and you, of course!
In response to customer requests, I started teaching a “LEARN TO MAKE CROISSANTS” CLASS in 2017. It was a hit, and has now become my signature class of the many I teach. There is plenty of personal instruction, and feel free to book a private class of 6 people Look for my class schedule on the Calendar page of this web site.
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Please also join my FACEBOOK GROUP, “Baking 911: Tips, Fails, High Altitude Tricks”so you can ask and answer questions, share your kitchen “fails” in a safe place, and gain insight into the vagaries of high altitude baking.
Last but not least, I have begun writing articles for the occasional local magazine. Join my Le Petit Croissant FACEBOOK PAGE to see the links, and to keep up with other news and photos.
Questions? You can REACH ME DIRECTLY at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling in the contact form on this site.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you in a class, or at my booth, sometime soon. Bon Appétit!