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72 Responses to “Dreaming of Paris, Croissants and Bonbon”

  1. aran says:

    gozo,gozo.Oso lan ona.Mosus

  2. Oooohhh, I’d love to bite into one of these beauties!



  3. Miette says:

    Very very nice pictures ! So tempting !



  4. Ines says:

    Uhmmm…..Aran, insuperable. Qué fotos!… qué croissants…Spring in Paris, gracias por sacudir nuestra memoria como una dulce alfombra con tu blog.
    Mux a tod@s

  5. c’est super!
    I’d take one,please ;)

  6. VeggieGirl says:

    Congratulations on the guest blogging opportunity!! And oh my, I miss Paris so much – I haven’t been there since the summer of 2003!!

  7. Sophie says:

    MMMMM…this reminds me of summertime!!! MMMMMMMMM….

  8. Rebekka says:

    What a coincidence….that’s what I am ALWAYS dreaming of!

  9. Kristin says:

    A warm YUM like this would just be wonderful about now!

  10. K.Line says:

    That top photo is just so gorgeous – I’m transported!

  11. Your blog is so beautiful. I have to try not to look at it before lunch. It makes me so hungry.

  12. morgana says:

    Ay… Quién pudiera pegar un mordisquito a uno de esos croissants, tienen un aspecto realmente delicioso. Mmmmm. Casi se pueden oler desde aquí.

  13. idu says:

    Aiii, aurreko post-eko argazkiek eta gaurko kurasan hauek ez dute Parisen inbidiarik!
    urte asko da Parisen izan nintzela,, eta oroimen politak ditut,, baina ez nuen hango kurasanik probatu!! nora begira ibili ote nintzen..

  14. idu says:

    Zein lore dira argazkikoak? ez ditut ezagutzen…

  15. We are always dreaming of Paris, not just of croissants but other breads from Poillan, macaroons, street crepes, cheese…and the list goes on.

  16. Aran says:

    Idu- Ingeleraz peonies deitzen dire baina euskeraz ez dakit. Politek ezta?

    Thanks everyone!

  17. laura says:

    What type of flowers are those? Carnations? Ranunuculus? They’re so lovely!

  18. Ash says:

    These look amazing!! I have a soft spot for Croissants. I love em so!

  19. jodye says:

    Oh those croissants, and the flowers, gorgeous!!

  20. Aran says:

    Laura- those are peonies. aren’t they beautiful?

  21. Malini says:

    Hi aran,

    I like your pictures but the to be honest, those croissants look supermarket-bought. They are bread-y from the inside rather than flaky with layers.

    I too miss real croissants, esp almond ones!

    Cheers, Malini

  22. Aran says:

    Malini- I take that as an insult since I spent two days baking them! They are not store bought. I would NEVER lie like that in my blog. Go to Bonbon Oiseau’s blog and you will see a photo of the croissants before baking and proofing.

  23. Jen says:

    Dreaming of Paris too! I could not get enough of croissants + raspberry jam. Yum.

  24. Dawn says:

    paris is literally all about a good croissant and a latte, period.
    your photo takes me back….

  25. paula says:

    oh, me too. Just lovely as always.

  26. Tartelette says:

    Homemade croissants! My favorites! I love the shot of the peonies by the window!

  27. Irene says:

    Beautiful, Aran, always beautiful.

  28. Vanille says:

    Oh, Aran !…You just make me dream…and drool too !

  29. oh those croissants look so perfect and yummy. beautiful!!

  30. Hilda says:

    Wow Malini, that was
    1)an insult to a fine pastry chef thinly disguised as a compliment
    2)incredibly rude and
    3)totally idiotic especially since you can almost never tell the texture of a croissant from the outside
    and please don’t contradict me, I’m French and Parisian at that.

    Beautiful pictures Aran and I loved reading the story at Bonbon Oiseau.

  31. cindy* says:

    gorgeous aran! i am off to read your post over at deb’s!

  32. Oh, now we’re all dreaming of Paris!

  33. LOVE your site… it is soooo YUMMY!

  34. Croissant and strawberries, a simply dreamy perfect combination!

  35. I love stepping into your world Aran…it’s beautiful. My kind of dreamworld!!

  36. Y says:

    What beautiful images. I too have great memories of Paris and the incredible croissants we had there. Mm.. now I feel like making croissants!

  37. Mobula says:

    Croissants, Paris, peonias, el toque rosa de las fotos es todo perfecto y muy femenimo… También pienso en parís hace unos años, que maravfilloso era ir caminando por las callejuelas del barrio Latino y encontrarte con pequeñas boulangeries de las que salían unos aromas maravillosos….


  38. Congratulations!

    very nice pictures !

  39. Oh So Yummy! Some of my favorites!! Love your Blog- it’s my first time visiting. Daisy~

  40. Oh aran so dreamy- the smell in your home must have been amazing! The peonies has inspired me. I love reading your comments- must say i don’t like one in particular- she only has to look at your blog to know how wonderfully talented and a perfectionist you are..

  41. Oh, how I wish I could have one of your croissants right now!

  42. PheMom says:

    I don’t blame you one bit for wanting to sneak in the luggage. I have to ask, did you make those croissants? All the photos are beautiful!

  43. Aran says:

    holly- yes, i made the croissants myself. the recipe is from Tartine.

    thank you!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Malini, please, you don,t know Arantzazu. She is a professional and a beautiful and sensitive woman.
    Me encantaría probar esos croissants. Tienen que estar exquisitos.
    Estamos deseando verte y compartir contigo, con la familia y con Inés esa cena en la que nos deleitarás con un postre.
    Eres la mejor

  45. Aran says:

    Bego- tu si que sabes defender a la familia! Que cretina la tia esa!

  46. Croissants and peonies … how perfect is that?

    Suddenly, I am hungry for Paris.


  47. Maya says:

    Paris in the springtime is most beautiful! Home made croissants are the best.

  48. Nice croissants and even more beautiful peonies! Are they seasonal where you live? It will be three months before they are blooming in my garden. Sigh.

  49. dapan says:

    these look so delicious.

  50. Aran says:

    Dana- yes, they are. Florida has odd seasons since our winter is like Spring everywhere else.

    Thank you everyone!

  51. These are beautiful pictures. I love the juxtaposition of the croissants and pivoines! Next time, you are in Paris, do look me up. I have a great baker just downstairs who does heavenly croissant!

  52. holy cow those are beautiful! i’ve wanted to make them for so long!

  53. Jen Yu says:

    You made such perfect croissants. It’s so springy and yet it’s still winter over here! :) Btw, I *love* peonies. What a treat. Thanks for sharing those too.

  54. Ces photos sont magnifiques!!! Merci :)

  55. MsGourmet says:

    What a deliciously gorgeous post! Btw I was sent a meme and now I’m passing it on, hope you don’t mind :)

  56. These croissants look amazing. I steal them from the pastry class. But now I get to learn how to make them soon.

  57. gine says:

    Kaixo :-)! Your croissants look simply amazing as does your blog :-)!

  58. you have hit my guilty pleasure spot. buttery puff pastries…to.die.for. AND my fav peonies…it’s like my birthday!!

  59. B says:

    Arantza, stop dreaming of Paris and make it happen! It will be a great pleasure to have you over. I know the best bakery around the corner where you can get the best croissants and pain au chocolat ever, perfect to eat with your morning coffee “au zinc” in the next door cafe. Hope to see over here very soon!

  60. Hi Aran!I´ve run into your page just by chance, travelling around a friends blog (caterinaperez), and i´ve found your delicious recepies and beautiful pictures!
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    I´ve worked with fotographer Becky Lawton and done several cookery books.
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  68. nice post..thanks for the great sharing. these look so delicious

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