What is a Croissant?

For the croissant recipe click here

A croissant is crescent shaped roll made with yeast-risen dough.

The dough is typically layered with butter, then rolled, and folded several times in a process called lamination. The final dough is cut into triangles and rolled into a crescent shape.The process of lamination results in a layered, flaky textured roll, more like puff pastry.

The main ingredients in a croissant are flour, yeast, salt, sugar, milk, water, eggs and butter.

A well baked croissant should be flaky and crisp on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. It should be evenly baked and well aerated.

How to Serve Croissants

Croissants may be served at breakfast or tea or filled with cheese, ham, mushrooms or chicken.They are best served fresh, on the day of baking.

Storage: croissants should be stored at room temperature in a paper bag because moisture tends to destroy the crispness. Croissants can be frozen in an air-tight container.

To reheat. bake at 350ºF (180ºC) from room temperature 10-12 minutes or from frozen 10-15 minutes.

Croissants originated in Budapest in 1686 (Larrouse Gastronomique).

Here is my favourite you-tube Croissant Recipe

I have watched this video a thousand times and I am still planning to make it…..

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

22 thoughts

    1. Yeah the dough can be used to make several pastries. This is the perfect time for pastry here. We are having a snow/sleet/freezing rain storm. Can’t dare go outside today. So windy and grey. Have a great Sunday. I am baking some pizza for lunch…

      1. We’ve been having a really warm Autumn, we finally had a couple of days in the teens after a week of being over 30C…I’m actually looking forward to weather that will justify pulling out the slow cooker 🙂

        1. That sounds so good. My trees are almost falling over due to ice build up. I hope they’ll survive. Please send me some sunshine!!! have a pleasant Monday!

    1. I eat everything in about 2 hours when I make them. Never had a need to freeze….maybe I should start making bigger batches!

      1. Basically, this is what happened that day I bought two croissants that just came out from the oven , ate one and felt bad about it. Then felt even worse about leaving the other one so I ate that too 😅😂. The rest was history 🤷🏽‍♀️ especily after drinking my large caramel latte from Costa. I helped me wipe out the evidence 🤣.

        1. Ha ha. That is hilarious. I made my own croissant and now I can’t eat store-bought croissants anymore. They taste like cardboard….. I made some really good doughnuts two days ago and immediately trashed the store-bought ones I had. My palate has undergone a complete metamorphosis…

  1. The real question is how can French women eat these and remain so slender. I was in Lyon last year and all I could see were croissants and slender women and men who were not overweight.

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