Let’s talk about croissants. The way I see it, these pastries are best enjoyed fresh from the oven – even if it means venturing out before the sun is up on a weekend morning. There’s nothing like being the first customer at the bakery. Ever since my favourite neighbourhood pastry chef retired, I’ve been buying the most unfortunate croissants from a local bakery that shall remain nameless… Needless to say, I’m on a mission to find an alternative. Unwilling to travel further afield to buy croissants in advance, frozen croissants from Ma Maison in Toronto seemed like the perfect solution. The process is simple, and you get to sleep in. All you have to do is place the frozen croissants on a baking sheet the night before and leave them in the oven to proof overnight. In the morning, the croissants are ready to be baked. Simply remove them from the oven so that it can preheat while you cover the pastries in an egg wash (and make coffee). That’s it! Delicious croissants in under 15 minutes. I can’t wait to try their frozen pains au chocolat and almond croissants.