Simplified CroissantSubmitted by: DOUGLYE
IntroductionEasy Croissant. Light flaky crust with bread like centre.
141 calories per croissant Easy Croissant. Light flaky crust with bread like centre.
141 calories per croissant
1 envelope Yeast (7 grams)
1 cup warm water
5 Cup white flour
3/4 cup light buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter
Place 4 cups flour and 3/4 cup cold butter in a large bowl. Cut in the butter until it is the size of large kidney beans. Add the yeast mixture and stir the dough ONLY until the flour is moistened. IMPORTANT: DO NOT OVER STIR.
Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate from 4 hours to 4 days.
Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured board and kneed about six times. There will be sizeable pieces of butter in the bowl. Divide the dough into 4 parts and roll one part at a time into a circle about 17" in diameter. Cut each circle into 8 wedges (cutting to 6 will give larger croissants at 188 calories per). Tightly roll each wedge piece from the wide end. Put the rolls on un-greased baking sheets and curve them into crescent shapes. Cover lightly with tea towel and let them stand at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours or until dough has risen. Brush top with 1 egg mixed with 1 Tbsp water and bake at 325 for 35 minutes.
Number of Servings: 32
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOUGLYE.