While in Oregon over Xmas, Andrew, my mom, my dad and I made croissants. They are incredibly time consuming, so none of us had ever attempted them before. It took four people three days to make them, but they turned out to be delicious! My parents got a marble pastry slab for Xmas, so that helped too.
I forget the recipe we used, but you make the dough and let is rise several times. Then you roll it out with butter and then wrap it in plastic and let it rise in the fridge. You repeat that a billion times (Andrew did all of the rolling) and then cut them into triangles and roll them up. Then you let that rise again and bake them.