Simplified Croissant

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 32
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 141.6
  • Total Fat: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.7 mg
  • Sodium: 160.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

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Easy 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

Number of Servings: 32


    1 envelope Yeast (7 grams)
    1 cup warm water
    5 Cup white flour
    3/4 cup light buttermilk
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup butter


Sprinkle 1 Tbsp yeast over 1 cup warm water. Stir, then stir in 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup light buttermilk, 1 egg, 1/2 cup sugar (sugar replacement drops 16 calories), 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 1/2 tsp salt. Stir mixture until smooth and set aside.

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.

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