- Flour500 Gram(s)
- Milk300 Milliliter(s)
- Sugar50 Gram(s)
- Fresh Yeast15 Gram(s)
- Salt12 Gram(s)
- Butter190 Gram(s)cold butter for puff pastry
- egg yolk1 Piece(s)egg yolk beaten with a little milk to brown
The french Croissant is an ideal recipe for breakfast. Basically, it’s a recipe from my grandmother that I modified a little. They have a good taste of butter, are well flaky, with a “crumb” and a beautiful golden crust. It’s a bit long and complicated to do, but frankly it’s worth the cost. Natures, with honey or milk jam, everyone will enjoy croissant!
In a large bowl, mix the yeast with 150 ml warm milk (not boiling hot) and 10g sugar. Stir in 125 g flour, mix well, cover with a damp cloth and let stand in a warm place for 30 minutes. Add leftover flour, milk and sugar and salt. Knead until you obtain a homogeneous paste.
Puff Pastry form preparation
Spread the cold butter in a square between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
On a floured work surface, roll out the dough into an even larger rectangle. Place the butter in the middle and enclose it by folding the edges of the dough on it. Extend the dough into a large rectangle, about 0.5 mm thick.
Fold in 3 and make 1/4 turn as for puff pastry and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
If you enjoy this recipe you can try the French macaron.
Repeat twice, checking each time that the fold is on the right. Spread the dough on 4 mm thick then cut triangles of 10 to 12 cm base.
In the middle of this base, so facing the tip of the triangle, cut the dough on 1cm. Shape the croissants by rolling them from the base and place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Final steps of the French croissant
Allow to swell in a warm place for 45 minutes to one hour. Preheat the oven to 220 ° C. Before baking, brown the croissants with the egg yolk beaten in a little milk and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. You can eat them!
Sweet and savory croissant fillings:
Fresh fruit and whipped cream or Nutella.
Caramelized onion and goat cheese.
Brie, bacon and honey.