Everyone loves to have croissants, particularly when they are soft and fresh. Homemade croissants taste delicious if you use the right ingredients. Find out how to make soft croissants. You will discover that this recipe is simple and anyone can prepare it.
Ingredients for Soft Croissants
The ingredients for making soft croissants are easily available in any grocery. You need about a kilogram of white flour, 500 grams of unsalted butter, one egg, sugar to taste, and a pinch of salt, two small packets of easy bake yeast, and 600 milliliters of water mixed with milk. Once you have these ingredients in your kitchen you can start making croissants.
Directions for Making Croissants
First of all, you have to preheat the oven to a temperature of 400 degrees F. Chop the butter into little cubes. Mix the flour, salt, yeast, water and milk, butter, and sugar in a bowl. Combine all the ingredients well and make nice dough. Now shape the dough to form a rectangle and roll it with a rolling pin.
Now you have to fold one third from the top as well as the bottom of the rectangle. Use your hands to neatly close each side. Chill the dough in a plastic bag for about half an hour. Next you have to twist the dough by 90 degrees. Roll it once again to form a rectangular shape. Then fold up one-third from the bottom and from the top. Seal the sides. Place it in the refrigerator for about thirty minutes. Repeat the same procedure twice. Make sure to chill every time you roll the dough.
Finally when you have finished folding it you have to chill it for about an hour. After that roll it out to form a big rectangular piece and cut it longitudinally into halves. Cut them into triangle piece and shape them to form crescent-shaped croissants. Now whip an egg and wash the croissant with the egg. Arrange the croissants on a baking sheet and make sure that they rise after 20 minutes. You can then bake them for 20 minutes so that they become golden brown.