A Simple Recipe to Make Croissants

published by sushantkshr on Jan 28, 2011

Most people believe croissants originated in France However it was Budapest that first introduced croissants to the world French only borrowed and modified the recipe. Croissants are one of the most convenient snacks and breakfast as they can be baked and then frozen for storage and reheated whenever required. The best part is they will always taste fresh if heated properly (ideally at 175 degree Celsius).

Most people believe croissants originated in France However it was Budapest that first introduced croissants to the world French only borrowed and modified the recipe. Croissants are one of the most convenient snacks and breakfast as they can be baked and then frozen for storage and reheated whenever required. The best part is they will always taste fresh if heated properly (ideally at 175 degree Celsius).

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Ingredients

ü  1 pound all purpose Flour

ü  ½ ounce fresh yeast

ü  1 teaspoon salt

ü  4 tablespoon sugar

ü  1-1¼ cups milk

ü   1 egg, lightly beaten

ü  12 ounces of unsalted butter

Instructions

Combine the flour sugar and salt in a bowl.

Mix the yeast in 1 cup lukewarm milk. Add this mixture to the flour mixture add the rest of milk and mix till the dough forms a uniform ball.

Cover the bowl with a wrap and allow it to rest for 1 or 1½ hours. The Yeast will boost the fermentation; wait until the dough is double is original bulk.

Beat out the air from it and refrigerate the dough for around half an hour. Meanwhile mould the butter in one block.

  Take out the dough from refrigerator; spread it out and placing the block of butter at the centre enclose it with the dough. Wrap it in a plastic wrap and chill for half an hour.

Sprinkle your working surface with flour and place the dough on the floured surface. Cut the dough in two halves to proceed more efficiently. Pound the halves and roll them with your rolling pin till they are less than half centimetre thick. Roll it out into a rectangle. Fold the rectangle along the length. Fold till preferred thickness. Cut these folded dough cylinders in triangles to give them the shape of a croissant

Place the croissants on a baking tray and allow them to puff and rise in a poly-bag.

Once the croissants have risen preferably remove the poly-bag and bake them in an oven preheated to 170 degree Celsius. Your croissants are ready to be served in 15 minutes.

You can serve them with anything from jam, marmalade, butter, cheese, egg, omelette or ham.


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