What is a Croissant
A croissant is a flaky breakfast pastry made with butter, flour, sugar and yeast.
The dough is folded and rolled numerous times (each fold is called a ‘turn’) and shaped into crescents before being baked.
How to make croissants
First, soften one tablespoon of butter in a bowl. Next, add a pinch of salt and mix. Add flour to the mixture and mix it in with a fork, adding just enough to produce a workable dough.
Separate the dough into two halves. Shape each half into a rectangle about 1 inch thick. Spread butter evenly over the surface of both rectangles and add 1/4 cup sugar to one of them.
The croissants are shaped from the dough by holding the two edge pieces together and rolling them over so they overlap by half an inch when you meet them at their ends.
Fold this piece up and seal it together with another layer of egg wash before layering on top of the other rectangle like you did before and continuing to roll until you have a 2-3 ft long tape.
Next, move your rectangle to the edge of the table and cut it in half lengthwise with a very sharp knife. Next, roll each strip up tightly from one end to the other and press down on the dough as you go.
This will help create that pastry shape. Cut the dough into one-inch pieces and put them on a tray to rise for about 30 minutes. In this time, you can preheat your oven to 375 degrees F as well as beat three eggs with a pinch of salt in a bowl or jug.
After that, dip each croissant into the egg mixture and put them on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden brown.
So that’s how to make croissants.
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