Homemade Buttery Croissants


Homemade Buttery Croissants

Homemade Buttery Croissants

If you’ve ever dreamed of enjoying warm, flaky croissants fresh from your own oven, you’re in for a treat. Our Homemade Buttery Croissants recipe is a labor of love, but the results are worth every minute of effort.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup milk, cold
  • 1/4 cup water, cold

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the dry ingredients. Mix until the butter is evenly distributed, but some small chunks remain.
  3. Gradually add the cold milk and water to the mixture, stirring until a shaggy dough forms.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it gently for about 5 minutes, or until it comes together smoothly.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  6. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, then fold it into thirds like a letter. Repeat this process three times, chilling the dough for 30 minutes between each fold.
  7. After the final fold, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight.
  8. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  9. Cut the dough into triangles, then roll each one up from the wide end to the tip.
  10. Place the croissants on the baking sheet and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the croissants are golden brown and flaky.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Yield: 12 croissants

Homemade Buttery Croissants are the epitome of indulgence. With their crisp, golden layers and rich, buttery flavor, they’re perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. Serve them warm with your favorite jam or enjoy them plain – either way, they’re sure to impress.

Nutrition Information: (per croissant) Calories: 290 | Fat: 16g | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g

Making your own croissants is a rewarding experience that yields a product far superior to store-bought versions. The layers of flaky pastry and the rich buttery taste make these croissants a true delight. So, roll up your sleeves, take your time with the folding, and savor the satisfaction of creating Homemade Buttery Croissants from scratch. Your taste buds will thank you!

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