How to prepare the most Divine Homemade Croissants in your own kitchen. This easy croissant recipe will have you baking croissants like a pro in no time. It’s flaky, buttery, and deliciously mouthwatering, yet so easy to make!
- 3 cups flour
- 390ml milk
- 2 tbsp instant yeast
- 6 tbsp sugar
- 250g butter
- A pinch of salt
- Warm-up milk then and pour half in glass and add yeast and sugar.
- Pour flour in a mixing bowl and add the salt and the yeast mixture and pour in the remaining milk.
- Knead well, close the bowl in place it in a warm place for an hour or until it's double in size.
- When the dough has doubled in size place dough on a lightly floured surface and make a long sausage shape and cut into 18 pieces.
- Take 1 piece at a time and roll into a circle shape then spread with butter.
- Repeat the same process until the last 1 but do not spread butter on the last one.
- Now place the dough in a plastic bag and put it in a freezer for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer and roll the dough into 1 big circle then use your knife to cut out 12 triangles and then cut a little slit on your wide part of your triangles and roll to form the croissant shape.
- Place on a greased pan and glaze with an egg on top of the croissant.
- Preheat your oven to 150C / 300F
- Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake the croissants for 20 minutes.
- You want to make sure they are nice and golden brown.
Croissants are a classic French pastry, rolled and shaped into a beautiful crescent shape.
To me, a Croissant should be light and flaky, rich, and buttery, with a sweet undertone and ever so slightly you have to be able to taste the yeast as well.
There's nothing else quite like a good fresh out of the oven croissant!
Amount Per Serving Calories 601Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 2mgSodium 598mgCarbohydrates 76gFiber 17gSugar 39gProtein 11g
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Was the Croissant Really Developed by the French
I have searched the web and found so many stories regarding the origin of the delicate and most wonderful croissant, so instead of recreating the wheel, please have a look at these stories on the origin of Croissants and the French croissant. I am sure this should provide you a good background and will suffice. If you have any other interesting information regarding the croissant, please share it with us in the comments.
Prepared, tried and tested by Nompumelelo Shelembe
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