Sunday, April 26, 2009

Croissants














Yes, FLAKY
:D
I did it, finally ! And they taste so good !

You will need:

3 sticks unsalted butter
1/4 cup flour
**** mix these 2 together and make a square on a piece of aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until it hardens

2 cups warm milk
2 TBSP sugar
2 tsp salt
2 TBSP or packets yeast
4 cups flour
**** knead a dough from these and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
the dough will rise, even if in the refrigerator
after the given time to sit and rise/chill, pull the butter block and the dough out
roll a rectangle 3 times larger than the butter square, and place the butter in the middle
fold over the dough and roll it with a rolling pin
refrigerate it at this point and repeat the operation 3 or 4 more times, with at least 30 minutes of refrigeration after each folding/rolling
at the end, using a cutter or a knife, cut out a triangle shape and roll your croissant
after rolling them, let them rise in the fridge for 30 more minutes
bake at 400 F for 15 to 25 min, depending on how many you bake at one time
enjoy :)

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