I never imagined I would make my own croissants. Like all homemade cakes, breads and cookies, home croissants are also the best. The buttery smell when you bake these croissants and the flaky croissants straight from the oven to your plate is just amazing. Well this is not my first attempt in making croissants, I have tried a couple of times before and I wouldn't say my previous attempts were complete disaster, it was good, but this is the best of all croissants which I made. I know there is a hell lot of butter in this, but you have to forget about your diet and calories if you want to enjoy these.
Don't worry, once in a while it won't hurt you much ;-)
The critical think in making this is, your butter has to be at the right temperature and rolling the dough carefully. Don't worry if your first attempt didn't give the results you expected, try it again and again , practise will make you perfect.
I followed the recipe from Annie's Eats, she has explained the recipe well with clear step by step pictures. You can check her recipe from here. It's like a dream come true for me, making my own croissants in home. Thank you Annie for this wonderful recipe. I'm sure you'll enjoy making this at home.
Preparation Time: aprroximately 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes 12 croissants
All purpose flour- 600 g
Instant yeast- 1 tbsp
Cold Milk- 180 ml
Sugar- 40 g
Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
For the butter square:
Butter- 300 g
Flour- 2 1/2 tbsp
For the egg wash:
1 egg beaten lightly with 1 tbsp of water.
Prepare the dough:
Add about 550 g of flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Slowly add the cold milk to the dry ingredients and start beating with your electric beater fitted with dough hook. When dough comes together add the butter and start beating again until the butter gets incorporated and dough forms together into a big ball. If the dough looks too sticky add the remaining 50 g of flour and beat with beater again. Wrap the dough tightly in a cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Prepare the butter square:
Add the cold butter chopped into small squares and the flour to the work surface dusted with flour. Smear the butter back and forth with a spoon or bench scraper until it forms a homogenous mixture. Make the mixture into 7 inch, wrap it in a cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to use.
Start preparing the dough for croissant:
Take the dough out from the refriegerator and roll it into a 11 inch square.
Start rolling the dough gently starting from the middle, make sure you dust the work surface with plenty of flour. Roll the dough gently into 14 inch square.
Fold the dough into third to form a rectangle.
Again fold the dough into third to form a square. Wrap the dough tightly with a cling film and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Repeat the entire process again twice. Wrap the dough tightly with a cling film and refrigerate it over night.
To make the croissants:
Place the chilled dough in a floured work surface and start rolling gently from the middle to the outwards into a long rectangle. Roll it about 30 cm length and 20 cm wide rectangle, cut into half. Place the 1 half covered with a cling film separately. Then roll the other half until you get 60 cm length and 30 cm wide rectangle.
Cut it into triangles as shown in the picture.
Take a triangle, slightly make a slit at the wide end in the middle.
Start rolling from the wide end to the narrow end to form a croissant. Repeat the same process for the remaining. Place the croissants in a greased and lined baking tray. Space well between each croissants as they spread. Cover loosely with a cling film and let it rise at room temperature for 40 to 45 minutes or until it looks puffed up.
Preheat the oven to 190 degree celsius. Brush the croissants with egg wash and bake it in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes until it looks golden brown on top.
Serve the croissants warm with tea or coffee. You can also store the croissants in a airtight box for upto 1 week.
This recipe goes to Bookmarked recipes by Priya and Aipi, yeastspotting, also linking this to Heart and Soul hop# 41
Your croissants looks perfect.. So buttery.. yummm... i am drooling here. looks so delicious.. great work..
Looks really yummy. There is a lot of details/technique involved. I have never attempted this, one day I will!
wow, brilliant stuff! they look gorgeous!
Oh great...Its awesome...and the effort you have put in is noticed in the pics and the output....Superb dear...
wow.wonderful croissants.I cannot take my eyes off ur pics.Hard work and passions is seen in the preparation.Hats off.bookmarking it.
Awesome work dear:-) Thats wat i call perfect crossants..
I had tried to make it once,,but didnt get the flaky texture.So i thought to get the flaky texture I shud use shortening..Now seeings ur clicks i am so temped to try making it once more:-)
Wow looks yummy with perfect shape!!!
I am here for first time, happy following you..
wow very pretty buttery Flaky croissants !! Loved them !! Looks so tempting and very inviting !!
mmmm... looks good
I couldn´t comment on your shawarma post but I tried it and it´s yummmmmmie ;D
Wow, fantastic job. Making crossiants is on my list to try but I might leave it until i reach my goal weight :)
superb ... presentation ... really awesome ... tempting
Very well done..Looks so perfect and tempting..
Its perfect!!Kudos to u'r effort!!
Your croissants looks perfect.. So buttery.. yummm... i am drooling here. looks so delicious.. great work..
oh wow...that a perfectly baked one..love it..nice recipe too. wonderful clicks as usual.
Looks stunningly pretty...
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Omg. I am definitely making these this weekend! I have to have time to savor them properly!
Amazing looking croissants dear. Can't resist having it :)
perhhhhh....sangat cantik dan nampak sangat sedapppp....
That is really good and the Croissants looks perfect..
lovely croissants! well explained.. nice clicks. thanks for sharing!
Wow Very detailed post,am speechless...Croissants luks perfect.Thanks for sharing the recipe.
i definitely love croissants! yours looks so flaky and buttery! yummy!
Whoah..you are a patient baker.. =) Very nice!!!
awesome!! I've not tried at home but your step by step presentation gave me encouragement to make it at home..
Perfectly done croissants dear! I had made the dough in a similar process to get puff pastry. And then made chicken puffs out of it! And yes, the aroma that comes fills the house when these are baking in the oven is simply out of this world...
Ur croissants have come out flaky, buttery and perfectly crispy... Would love to grab one...
Owh dear...looks so easy n simple with you baking this......erk......:)
Owh dear...looks so easy n simple with you baking this......erk......:)
Sangat cantik....:-)tentunya sangat sedap....
you are genius! they look SO SO SO amazing :) I would like it if you share this recipe with Hearth and Soup Hop. Please visit my post to link :) Thanks!
They look perfect,just like d store bought ones..yummm
Perfectly made...lovely colour...and the texture is looking so flaky...I wish I can have these right now.
As usual another perfect recipe from your kitchen!! Love the pictures. I am so tempted to try them out now.
Wow yummy ,nice prezentatons,very invinting
Its awesome...perfect croissants and tq sharing step by step pictures..:)
Amazing job... looks very very professional and pretty !!!
wow croissant looks so perfect and delicious. lovely clicks
wow thx for the pics that s easy to understand.....have loved it and want to try it
Wow crossiants from the scratch, great work dear, those flaky croissants looks more best and professional than we get from some bakeries here..
wow! am impressed. Looks very professional, you have me all charged up to give it try!!
Thanks for the step by step presentation.. Would definately give it a try..
OMG! all I can say is : Waow! Your croissants look perfect! Gorgeous pics, too!
This is in my to try list for some time but can't muster the courage. Maybe I want it to be perfect the first time itself. Those croissants are looking so so perfect.
oh God that looks soooo delicious!
So good!!!!Reminds me of the croissants,the french type....this is delicious warm , with jam, with ham or just simple as that....
excellent!! I have been admiring your bakes for quite sometime.I live in India now.I have access to dry yeast only should that work fine for the recipe?
seeing the amount of butter i almost gasped, but isnt that the goodness of croissants any way??? :)
they look delicious
Lovely!!! very very tempting!!!!!
They look delicious, perfect, yummm yummm
They look fab , have come out so perfect:)
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They look amazing! I tried to make some this weekend and naively followed a 'quick and easy' recipe (still took 7 hours inlcuding chilling time!) - but they were nowhere near as good as this. I am totally inspired to give them another go now though!
wowwwwww superb ya.....i love croissants but becos of the amount of butter in it makes me say sometimes no to it......as u said while having this forget abt the dietind and enjoy with a cup of coffeeee......hmmmmmm yummmyyyy....
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croissants looks delicious and absolutely yummy :) well explained and perfectly executed :)
Perfect croissants! Congratulations they are mouthwatering!
Oh my this looks heavenly,love it..thanks for sharing!
Delicious crunchy snack. Looks so tempting and very inviting !!
Looks awesome dear,perfect shape.
perfect croissants.............nd great effort...............
Picyure perfect..........beautiful croisants!!!
Though it looks like pain staking work, i am sure it is worth the results....another wonderful recipe from your kitchen!!!
im a gr8 fan of this...looks fabulous dear..beautiful n tempting clicks too.....
Oh you cracked the croissants! To me this is like the biggest feat! But yours is simply perfect and effortless :) Thanks for the guide!
these croissants are 0 calories!!! :P ignore the calories, they look perfect and deserving of that space in my tummy hehe
The perfect croissants.... !
180 ml is not too little milk?
Now I've made the dough and add milk because I could not knead.
Thanks in advance for your reply.
bookmarking this...I have been meaning to make this for a long time.. they have come out perfect....too good!
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Wow so yummy and tempting croissants..
the croissants look perfect..i always think that it's not easy to bake croissants but thanks for the tutorial..it's very helpful!!
The big blobs of butter scares me to try these lovely goodies! Thanks for the presentation, A..hope to bake them some day soon :) Waiting to met you soon.
o my...better than the storebought one.. No one can do perfect than this ..Kudos..
Yours came out so pretty. Croissants is one my to do list of things to attempt.
awesome recipe and so beautifully explained. love it.
Looks amazing! I would try this soon. Thanks for the recipe.
Looks flaky, perfect & gorgeous!!!
Your croissants look perfect.I never tried making this.You are indeed a great baker.
They looks wonderful, very flaky and tempting pics...great work!!
Those looked gorgeous and surprisingly manageable. Thanks for posting!
oh wow!!! gorgeous recipe- I so wanna try baking croissant, never had the chance. Now you have shown me the way and thanks a lot for sharing the recipe :)
Croissants looks scrumptious...Your blog is simply awesome, very professional...
I've always wanted to make my own croissants. One day I WILL! They look simply drool inducing! :0) Which is a good thing!
you made these so perfectly!
id love these in the morning made into little sandwiches, ahhhhh !! im drooling
wow ! wow ! luv butter crossiants ...this looks super gorgeous ..better than ready made ones...bookmarking..will surely try this one !
Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments.
To Gaby, I guess the amount of milk should be fine, you have to add only 550 g of flour initially when kneading, incase if the dough is sticky you have to add the rest. If you think the dough doesn't come together, you can always add some more milk, since you are using only cold milk, it doesn't matter when you add it. Hope this helps for you dear :)
flaky delicious would be lovely for tea and breakfast
Absolutely delicious looking - worth the effort to learn to make! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!
so much folding! such patience! I did try making croissants a long time ago but it wasn't up to the standards I had in France so I haven't bothered again! Yours look mighty flaky. Great job!
I did croissantele with minor modifications. They are the best that I've ever done. Thank you very much. A wonderful day.
These look yummy ... i'd like to try some cheese ones!
OMG!!!! that is gorgeous... i wish i would have made that to:)
Looks so delicious. Well explained, and even photos are delicious. I will try them this week-end. Thanks for sharing.
I need to brave myself doing this :-D My family loves croissants and the best we ate when we're back to EU even the factory made like Marc Payot is yummylicious! Now, my 5 yr old son is carving it for his morning breakfast... :-(
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Great work, Ayeesha! Your croissants looks perfect and tempting. Lovely pics!
Beautiful!!! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight
very good try, picture looks so neat and beautiful
Came by to say .. Thank you for sharing this with hearth and soul hop. Please do share your recipe again next week :)
Brilliant Ayeesha. Thanks for the step by step clicks. Lovely.
Wonderful clicks and perfect croissants! Love the way it is rolled,wanted to try too!
I absolutely love croissants!!! I am loving your fresh croissants. I am soo glad you posted the recipe. As always, your presentation is beautiful.
PERFECT!! thank you very much for your step by step picture. it sure comes handy when i have enough bravery to try it (:
Don't tell me you made these at home - I'll never believe you;)They look yummier than even than the professionally made croissants!
Lovely photos too!
oh! they are so cute!
These are perfection. OMG!
Great blog; happy I found you!
wow !!! pretty croissants !!! Looks so perfect. First time here . Happy to follow you.
I absolutely admire your patience for trying this out and taking the step by step pictures...the croissants look out of this world so I'm not imagining how they would have tasted! Fantastic post!
yummy croissants...looks wonderful..gald to follow your blog..
These are just gorgeous!!Picture-perfect I would say:)Lovely recipe and amazing photos!
wow...Croissants...this is absolutely one of my favorites ! I would love to share an award galore with you. Plz visit my space n collect it :-)
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Your croissants looks soft inside & crunchy outside with perfect shape croissants.. I like your photo also.. good job!
I have been meaning to try these since some time, but as you said the quantity of butter is a big deterrent. Again, once in a while anything is fine.
These look absolutely fabulous Ayeesha! I will surely try - just for the high of baking my own croissants at home:-)
I have always wanted to make homemade croissants, they came out perfect!!
you have made me speechless. Really hardwork has its reward.Ive added your blog to my fav list.Good recipes with enchanting pics.
so yummy, i have to try this too
I have never attempted this ... Flaky and so inviting.. like it's right in front of me..
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My god, just perfect croissants !!! Love the superb clicks!
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This is so awesome!! You have put in lot of hard work and the result is mind blowing!!
They have come out so perfect, ha! Gotta say this again, bravo girl!!
These really do look wonderful. You are a marvel with pastry. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary
They are perfect!
Croissants - my favourite! The other day I had breakfast at Hilton Hotel and I have to admit that I ate a lot of croissants. They were super good!
I guess I might give this recipe a try one day because yours look gorgeous. :D
you are brilliant Ayesha, these croissants are so perfect, flaky very tempting indeed.
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Absolutely stunning. I too keep buying them from store and your recipe is truly tempting me to bake them at home.
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your blog is fantastic !! and sooo many comments:) i'd love to have that one day. hope you become a very very successful blogger..dont forget me huh :)
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Can you also send me a photo of one of your favorite recipe with recipe name on it. i want to promote, at least there is a photo to replace the winter squash :) thanks dear. have a nice day
OMG...yummy croissants...neatly explained luks so inviting...u r such a perfect baker..more yummy baking recipes r here...thanx for sharing...glad to follow u...thanx for ur lovely words at my space :)
The croissants looks so yummy...Glad to follow u...wonderful blog..!! Thanx for the comments at my space.
It looks yummy! Neat presentation!!
really u r gr8
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Wow ,These have come so perfect !!! I have tried few croissant recipes but the results were not as amazing as yours. I am bookmarking this for my next try :D
I still cant believe that anyone can make croissants at home.. Hats off.. Happy to follow you..
Delicious! Simply delicious!
nom nom nom. Can't wait to try it :D
ok, I just made them. They are fantastic! I can't wait to share them with my co-workers :D Thank you.
Hi, I tried your recipe and this is my first time baking croissants. I would like to know what type or brand of butter you used in this recipe. Also, I had some trouble with the dough while rolling the butter in as it tore open when I rolled it. Do you have any solutions for my problem. Ps I followed yr recipe exactly...
Hi this is my first time baking croissants. May I know the type of butter or brand you used cos the butter I used seems to melt fast and it destroyed my first attempt.
Hi Cnwh, Just now happened to see your comment, not sure if you are already done with your croissants, any way here is my answer. The butter which I used is normal unsalted butter, which is used for baking. You have to handle the dough very carefully and gently or there is a possiblity for the dough to tear. Also your room temperature shouldn't be too warm, should be fairly cool. In case your room is too warm, I would recommend to freeze the tray which you use for rollinjg so that the butter doesn't melt and come out while you are rolling.
Stunning recipe! Just took my croissants from the oven...they are delicious. Thanx for uploading.I just had my second one guilt free...:)
Stunning recipe! User friendly and easy to follow. I made my first croissants yesterday and baked them this morning. Absolutely delicious...had my second one just now...guilt free:) Thanx for uploading
Hello .. Can u pleeease help me quick ???? Im on the first stage of making my dough and already thebutter is spilling out from all sides !!! Should i continue ? I dint want to waste my batch
Hi Noam, I'm sorry, just now saw your message. If your butter is oozing, you'll be not able to get the flakiness. Try to keep your work place and work surface cold so that the butter stays intact.
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