Prep Time: 5 Hrs 30 Mins | Cook Time: 20 Mins | Chill Time: 8 Hrs | Total Time: 13 Hrs 50 Mins | Yield: 10 Servings
You are going to love these Homemade Flaky Croissants, for sure! Don’t skip this recipe. It is worth all the time and effort! Breakfast is going to be awesome with these delicious treats. Enjoy!
3 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 c whole milk (I have also used 2% milk)
1 large Egg, beaten (used to brush the croissants)
1/2 c water, room temperature
2 tsp salt
1/3 c granulated sugar
2 and 1/4 tsp (1 packet) instant yeast (active dry yeast also works)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 c (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into cubes (slightly cool, not completely at room temp)
Apply cooking spray to the inside of a large bowl.
Slice the cold butter into small cuts.
Add sugar, salt, and 3 1/2 cups of flour into the bowl of the stand mixer. Beat until well combined.
Dissolve yeast in a bowl with water. Let it rise for 3 minutes. Whisk it into the bowl with the dough mixture.
Whisk in the milk to the bowl with the flour mixture together with water until well combined.
Transfer the dough onto a flat surface, then form it into a ball. Cover it with plastic and let it rest for half an hour.
In the same bowl of the mixer, add 2 tbsp of flour and butter slices. Beat until well blended.
Transfer it onto a plastic wrap, then cover it completely and form it into a square. Place it in the fridge to chill while you wait for the dough.
Unroll the dough onto a floured surface.
Remove the butter mixture from the fridge, then lay it diagonally in the middle of the prepared dough. They should look like a diamond. Cover with plastic and let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Unroll the dough to about 16×8-inch rectangle and brush it with flour. Let it chill in the fridge for another hour. Repeat this process two more times.
Slice the dough into two, then shape one dough into a rectangle. Cut the sides to make it into an even rectangle.
Use a pizza cutter to slice it into triangles.
Roll one triangle from the pointy end. Repeat the process with the other piece of dough.
Prepare the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F.
Coat each croissant with egg wash, then bake them for 20 minutes or until done.
Serve and enjoy!
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