One of my family’s favorite traditions is making fresh, warm, melt in your mouth chocolate croissants every Christmas morning–it is such a treat and literally feels like waking up in Paris! Our trick is that we get a little help from Williams Sonoma, who sells boxes of these beautiful croissants baked by their in-house pastry chef, Jean-Yves Charon. These little beauties arrive in a big box of dry ice and a box of 15 usually lasts us through to the next year for other holidays, from New Year’s Day to birthdays during the year. Just set them out to let them rise overnight, add an egg wash in the morning, bake for 15 minutes, and voila! A perfect Parisian Christmas in the comfort of your own kitchen. Bon appetit!