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One-Step Croissants

Blog post by Andrea.

We’ve opened a new section in Nick Malgieri’s book “The Modern Baker” – yeast-risen specialties. One of my assigned breads in the Modern Baker Challenge are the one-step croissants – I’ve wanted to make my own croissants for a long time already and couldn’t wait to make these.

The recipe couldn’t have been easier – dissolving yeast in some milk, combining flour, sugar and salt in a food processor, some pulsing, adding some cold butter, some more pulsing, adding some more butter and pulsing again, adding the milk and pulsing again. Then you invert everything to a floured surface, press the dough into a ball, flatten it into a rough rectangle, roll it out a little, do some folding and let it rise in a bag for about 1 1/2 hours. After it has risen, you deflate the dough in the bag and refrigerate it for an hour. Then you roll it out to a rectangle, straighten the edges and cut the dough into triangles, which you roll up and curve to make a crescent shape. Some rising, egg wash and sesame seeds sprinkles, and of course, baking. Et voilá: croissants.

Boy, these were delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They didn’t look as neat as in the book so I guess I have to practise my shaping skills, but my kids and hubby were thrilled! And I was, too !

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1. Mariko (@marikodb) - March 6, 2012

I made these this weekend and they are SO GREASY. But… in a good way? I used some fancy organic Trader Joe’s butter, and it’s good, but they are too heavy. Although, admittedly, I was distracted/preoccupied, and my rising and chilling times were way all over the place, so that is why mine are not as fluffy and flaky as they should be. I think I will try again, only maybe leave out 3 or 4 tablespoons of butter.

2. Kayte - December 27, 2010

These were lovely, and this was only my first try with this recipe. I am going to make them again as I think I can do even better. We loved them and they were EASY! Here’s my post: http://grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com/grandmas_kitchen_table/2010/12/modern-baker-one-step-croissants.html

3. ap269 - November 3, 2010
4. ap269 - November 2, 2010

My post is scheduled to be up tomorrow morning!

5. gaaarp - October 12, 2010

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