There is nothing quite like a homemade croissant, fresh from the oven. Instead of using pre made versions of croissant dough recipes that you can purchase at the store, try your hand at making this easy croissant recipe from scratch. This chocolate croissants recipe is perfect for any occasion whether you just want a snack in the afternoon, or an after dinner treat. They are also lovely to make for an event to share with other people. So if you are searching the internet for homemade croissant dough recipes, then you have come to the right place. The art of making croissants can actually be learned fairly easily and you will be so proud of yourself when you can make your very own croissants too. You can also check out all of the other easy printable recipes and our printable cookbook for more yummy recipes from our kitchen to yours.
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4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour; more for rolling
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon plus scant 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
2-1/4 teaspoons sea salt
3 Tablespoons soft unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm water
1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons warm whole milk
The Butter Layer:
1 1/4 cups cold unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon milk
Chocolate Drizzle *Optional:
2 ounces melted dark chocolate
Put the flour, salt, sugar, and the yeast in a large mixing bowl.
Using a whisk, mix the soft butter and egg into the warm milk and the warm water, then, using a wooden spoon, slowly add the wet mixture into the dry flour mixture working into a pliable dough.
You will need to use your hands to form it into a nice ball.
Cover and put the dough in a warm place, until it has nearly doubled in size.
Place the dough on a floured surface and knead well until it feels elastic.
Return the dough to the bowl, cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Return the chilled dough to your floured work surface and roll it into a rectangular shape, around 20" X 8".
Separate the remaining butter into 3 portions and then using one third of the butter, dot the butter over the upper two thirds of the rolled dough, keeping a /1/2" border around the edges.
Fold the dough into three , bringing up the bottom unbuttered part of the dough, and then folding the top buttered part of the dough over.
Give the dough a half turn so that the open edges are now top and bottom and seal the edges with your rolling pin.
Then take your rolling pin and press the dough at intervals to seal the dough and create air pockets.
Roll out into a rectangle again, the same size, and then continue as before, two more times until your butter is used up.
It is important to return the rolled dough to the fridge in between each rolling to ensure the butter does not melt and the dough does not become too sticky.
After the last rolling when all the butter is used, return the dough to the refrigerator to chill for a further 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge and roll carefully into a big rectangle 24 inches x 12 inches, cut in half length ways, divide each half into 4 to 6 triangles.
Take one triangle at a time,and brush the triangle with the egg wash of milk and egg.
Then from the widest edge of the triangle, roll up loosely and place in a crescent shape on a tray.
Brush with the egg wash over the top for the glaze.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the shaped croissants on baking trays lined with baking parchment and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and puffy.
Remove to cooling racks. Let cool completely before you drizzle on the chocolate.
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Nutrition Facts for: Croissants from Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, granulated sugar, instant yeast, sea salt, unsalted butter, egg, water, whole milk, dark chocolate.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings * Per Serving: Calories 624, Calories from Fat 337, Total Fat 37.5g 58%, Saturated Fat 23.2g 116%, Cholesterol 135mg 45%, Sodium 851mg 35%, Potassium 161mg 5%, Carbohydrates 62.9g 21%, Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9%, Sugars 14.1g, Protein 10.1g, Vitamin A 22%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 7%,Iron 19%
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