Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mini Apple Croissant
This is buttery but not flaky. After having those soft home made brioche, I really want to make use of that basic recipes and add different flavours. After looking out for few recipes I ended up in making making my own version of apple croissants, It's actually only a touch of apple flavour. It was as soft as the brioche I made earlier.
Anyway this would be great along with your breakfast, not as main. You can simply have this for tea or snack
Makes 30 mini croissants
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes+ rising time- 1 hour
White bread flour- 100 g / 4 oz
Whole wheat flour- 100 g / 4oz ( If you couldn't find whole wheat or white bread flour, you can just replace the both with All Purpose Flour)
Butter- 50 g / 2 oz
Apple Puree- 2 tbsp( recipe follows)
Dried yeast- 1 1/2 tsp
Warm Milk- 75 ml / 3 oz( adjust accordingly)
Honey- 3 tbsp
Salt- 1/2 tsp
For the glaze:
1 egg yolk+ 1 tbsp of milk
For the sprinkle:
Cinnamon powder- 1 tsp
Sugar- 1 tbsp
To make apple puree:
Peel, core and chop 1 apple. Add the apple along with 1/2 tbsp of honey , 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder and 1 tbsp of water in a pan. Heat it in medium to slow heat. When the apple gets completely soft, switch off the stove. Let it cool down and puree it without adding any water.
Make the dough:
Sift the flour in a large bowl, add the salt and yeast mix well. Make a well in the center, add egg, honey, apple puree, melted butter and the milk little by little to make a smooth and elastic dough. Knead the dough with a electric mixer fitted with dough hook attachment or knead well using your hands. Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and allow it to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Make the croissant:
If you are new to make croissants it might sound and looks difficult but actually it's very easy. Refer the pictures for instructions.
Once the dough has risen, knock back the air. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Roll out each half into a circle of 12 cm diameter. Cut the circle into 12 equal triangles as shown in the picture. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Take 1 triangle and start rolling from the wider end to form a croissant shape. Repeat with remaining dough. Place all the croissants in a baking sheet, spaced well apart. Cover loosely with a cling film and allow it to rise in a warm place for another 30 minutes until it looks well puffed up.
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius. Brush the croissants with the egg glaze and bake it in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until it looks golden brown on top.
Take it out from the oven, leave it to cool in the wire rack. Serve warm with butter and jam for breakfast or tea.
This recipe goes to Champa's Bake-Off and Yeastspotting. It also goes to Deeba's Fruit in Baking Monthly Mingle event started by Meeta