Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Home-made Croissants

How about some Home-made Croissants?

"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven."

There are moments that we prefer to talk less. There are moments we prefer not to talk at all. Simply because our mouth is full of delicious food :-) Well after all sometimes silence speaks a thousand words. I have just decided that every Wednesday it will be Wordless but I'll be sharing all my priced Home-made recipes. And to start the ball nothing best describes French than their famous morning bread, Croissant. Bon Appetit!

Croissants
(makes 8 large or 12 small)


300 g of flour
12 g of dry yeast

18 cl of water
30 g of sugar

8 g of salt
200 g of butter
1 egg for the brushing the croissant

You can use the machine or your hands in doing the first part of this recipe. If you have big muscles enough then, put the flour on your working table make a hole in the middle. Put the water, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix them well. Work this dough for at least ten minutes until it becomes smooth, elastic and does not stick to your hand. After this stage get a rolling pin and you are ready to put the butter. It is advisable to cut in cubes your butter. Flatten your dough with the aid of your palm then roll smoothly your rolling pin from the center outward. Put your butter in the middle and close it like a pocket using the two sides of your dough to make a rectangular shape. Turn the dough counter clockwise. The dough will now be horizontal. Roll again the rolling pin from the center outward trying to make a rectangular shape that is vertical. Close again like pocket the two sides and turn again the dough counterclockwise. Repeat this process like making your puff pastry dough. This helps to make the layerings inside your croissant. Cut them into triangle shape, then brush it with egg. Fold the triangle from the largest part towards the angle to make the croissant shape. Pre-heat the oven and bake it at 200° celsius for twenty minutes for the large one and about ten to fifteen minutes for the small one. Put them out of the oven and let it cool down before devouring them.

Waking up with freshly baked Croissants will never be the same again

For my french readers, the french version of these croissants recipe is here: http://www.lesfoodies.com/hilda/recette/croissants-2

34 comments:

ARCHITECT said...

yum yum... mine is up too

Zoey said...

I´m buying my croissants - but I guess as you say, once you made them yourself the ones you buy will never be the same again..

Clicky said...

oh my you're making me hungry here. love the shots here, you make them look so appetizing!

Dzoi said...

Can you send one over to my house? :) Great entry.

lareine said...

i'm not really into cooking, but i know how to appreciate food... and these croissants look so delicious --- crispy on the outside but soft in the inside (does it sound like a commercial slogan?!)

lareine said...

ooops! let me correct my second statement... instead of "i know how..." i should say " i can..." because i'm not that "adventurous" when it comes to food... nevertheless your croissant really looks delicious!

Hootin' Anni said...

I bet these are heavenly.


My Wordless is shared, hope you can stop by if time allows!! Happy Wednesday.

Happy cook said...

Wow you made home made crosants.
Bravo , it must have been reallt delicious

Half Baked said...

Your croissants look yummy. I've never tried to make them, but you've inspired me to try:)

K & S said...

delicious!

Zen Chef said...

Holy moly! It's 8 am. I had my cup of coffee and rushed off to work. Now I know what my life is missing. Thanks for sharing, they look beautiful!

chriesi said...

Great job!

Peter M said...

Dhanngit, home made croissants...a dedicated cook!

Question...how long was the process?

Ann said...

Beautiful!

Manggy said...

Ah, you're definitely living the French life! (Although it will be argued that many French women prefer to buy their pastries instead of make them... At least you've experienced something truly indigenous :) Great work Dhanggit!

megamomph said...

Ooo-la-lah! Avec marmalade et un peu beurre, no make that beaucoup - mmmm... Heaven!
I've made croissants before and they do take a lot of time! (And a whole lot of butter!) I am so inspired to do some serious baking this weekend. I hope the schedule lets up! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gigi said...

...mmmm, ...mmmm! So jealous of your lovely croissants!

maybelles parents said...

oh, i so would love these right now.

Emiline said...

I can't tell you how much I love croissants! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! They look amazing. How I love butter.

Catherine Wilkinson said...

Now you've REALLY done it! This is so perfect, there's nothing else to do in life but make these.
I may become a croissant nun! With a vow of silence!

ilingc said...

Hi Dhanggit,

Wordless Wednesday is a great idea. Can I play along?? :)

Your croissant looks awesome! I am looking forward to croissant for breakfast every day next month. We're going on a driving trip down to the south of france. I'm so excited that I'm already counting down the days to go!

Ruth Elkin said...

I love croissants, but don't buy them too often unfortunately.

These look delicious! Great work!

Leslie said...

yum yum yum!!!

Kevin said...

Your Croissants look good! Croissants sound a bit challenging to make.

James said...

Those croissants look delicious. I can taste the butter already!

Lore said...

Gorgeous! I could have croissants any time of day.

Gloria said...

LOve these Dhanggit I would make yah!!!!! Looks yummy and tasty!!! Im hungryyyyy!!! helpppp!

oggi said...

You have inspired me to make croissants..they look sooo good.:)

haze said...

Wow I will try this back home co'z it's my sister's favorite :D !

Beachlover said...

Oh..I love croissant..I didn't attempt to bake croissant,afraid of failure.Just bought 20 mini croissant from wholesale market for $3.99.Now you inspire me to make my own soon.THanks for sharing:)

tigerfish said...

Love freshly baked croissants with my morning coffee, please :)

Ivy said...

My children love croissants (so do I) and always buy ready made ones. You make it sound easy. I am sooooo tempted to try these. I have bookmarked your recipe. The one with the leftovers was very good and I agree with you, we shouldn't waste our food.

ish said...

how many times do you fold them dear? you are such a sweetie to share. makes this world a better place! :D

crocopie said...

Rolling them is a pain! How do you make sure the butter does not leak? Thanks.