After I went and voted this morning I came back and finished making croissants (from this recipe) I just made the one batch of croissants and although I would have loved to have made the Almond Cream and Creme Patisserie mentioned in the recipe, I decided to leave that for another day.
I was quite happy with how the croissants turned out, when I have made them in the past (from a different recipe) I have had problems with the butter leaking out, although there was some leakage this time it was minimal. They also took a bit longer to cook in my oven so next time I will probably start them baking on the fan-bake setting. The one that I had fresh from the oven was just beautiful.
Even though I prepared a few Dear Jane blocks ready to applique or hand piece while I listened to the election results tonight, I managed to finish one and half piece another. The block below was one I completed earlier in the afternoon.