Croissants are delightful flaky pastries with a tender buttery taste. They're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This step-by-step recipe will teach you how to make croissants at home like a real baker. Perfect for breakfast or tea time.
For the dough:
- All-purpose flour — 500 g,
- Sugar — 70 g,
- Salt — 10 g,
- Dry yeast — 10 g,
- Water — 300 ml,
- Butter (for laminating) — 300 g
- Egg yolk — 1,
- Milk — 2 tbsp
How to Make Croissant Recipe
- Prepare the Dough:
- Mix flour, sugar, salt, and yeast in a deep bowl.
- Gradually add water, kneading the dough.
- Knead the dough until elastic, then refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Prepare the Butter for Laminating:
- Soften the butter and roll it between two sheets of parchment into a rectangle. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Laminating the Dough:
- Roll out the dough into a rectangle, place the butter on it, and fold the dough in half.
- Roll it out again and fold it into 3 layers. Repeat this process 3 times, allowing the dough to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes each time.
- Shaping the Croissants:
- Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 5 mm thick.
- Cut the dough into triangles and roll them into the shape of croissants.
- Proofing and Baking:
- Place the croissants in a warm place for 1-2 hours to rise.
- Mix the egg yolk with milk and brush the croissants.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C (392°F) for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve the croissants hot, sprinkled with sugar if desired.
- The butter for laminating should be of good quality, as it gives the croissants their characteristic flavor and texture.
- Baking time may vary depending on the oven, so keep an eye on the croissants to prevent over-baking.
Enjoy your meal!
- Calories: 350 kcal
- Proteins: 6 g
- Fats: 22 g
- Carbohydrates: 32 g
- Saturated Fats: 14 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2 g
- Sugar: 6 g