How to Make Croissants

Adapted from the Tartine croissant recipe

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 37 days ago

Croissants are intimidating, so I wanted to do my best to create an easy to follow video recipe that details how to make croissants from scratch. Buttery homemade French croissants with video

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What you will need

2 lb laminated dough

1 egg

1 tbsp water

How to cook

1

Make laminated dough

It's a complex recipe. Takes some time and patience, but it's doable. And with all of the video here, you've got a great chance at success. Plus, the dough freezes well, so a batch of dough can make fresh pastries every weekend for a month.

It's a complex recipe. Takes some time and patience, but it's doable. And with all of the video here, you've got a great chance at success. Plus, the dough freezes well, so a batch of dough can make fresh pastries every weekend for a month.

2

Roll out the dough

If you're working from frozen, leave the dough in the fridge overnight to thaw. When the dough is at a workable texture, roll it out to a large rectangle. I like to shoot for somewhere around 1/4"-1/2" thick. The rectangle should be around 25"x10".

3

Trim the edges

You want the edges to be clean so that your lamination will really blossom. With a sharp knife, slice off some scraps from the edge. You can cook these scraps for chef snacks if you like.

4

Trim to 9" x 5" rectangles

Now, cut the dough to smaller rectangles, around 9"x5". You can see mine are a little narrow but that's ok.

5

Cut diagonally to form triangles

Slice these rectangles from corner to corner to divide each portion into 2 right triangles.

6

Roll your croissants

Starting at the shortest length of the triangle, gently stretch the corners and then roll towards the far point.

7

Proof for 1 hour

Arrange your shaped croissant on a parchment-lined baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm spot to proof for about an hour. Make sure you leave plenty of room. They will grow!

8

Preheat oven to 400ºF

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

9

Make egg wash

Combine water, egg and salt. Mix well.

10

Coat croissants in eggwash

Use a pastry brush to coat the croissants well with your egg wash.

11

Bake

Slide your croissants into the oven. Bake for 5 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350ºF and bake for 20 minutes longer.

12

Good Morning!

What a nice way to start the day. Except you already started your day a couple of hours ago because you wanted to have fresh croissants for breakfast.

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Rafael Sanches30 days ago ☰
looks like a classic!!
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