Simple Croissants

Simple Croissants


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Bakery quality croissants from home? It's possible! This simple recipe will get your home smelling like the finest French bakery in no time with these croissants that are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or just a quick snack)!

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Serving Size / Yield

32 croissants


  • 2 packs active dry yeast
  • 5 C. flour
  • 1¼ C. cold butter
  • 1 C. warm water
  • ¾ C. cream
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅓ C. sugar
  • 2 eggs

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Prepare yeast mixture with warm water as directed on package
In a bowl, mix ½ cup melted butter, sugar, cream, salt, one egg, 1 cup flour and stir well
Add yeast mixture and stir 
Combine the remaining cold butter in chunks in the remaing flour in a large bowl. 
Mix in yeast mixture and knead well
Refrigerate 8-10 hours
Separate the dough into 4 sections and knead each sections about 6 times, rotating the dough on a floured surface. You'll want to do this with the heal of your hand.
Cut each section into 8 pieces and roll them and shape into a crescent
Place on a baking sheet
Beat egg with water and brush the croissants evenly
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20-25 minutes

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