Recipe by MARCIAMOLINA
"Despite the title, this recipe takes several hour to prepare. Luckily, these fresh flaky croissants will be worth the wait!"
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1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 1/2 teaspoons
all-purpose flour, divided
butter, chilled and diced
I suggest using this dough as a base for cheese danish. I use 8oz.cream cheese, 1/4 c.sugar, 4 Tb.cornstarch & 1 egg for the cheese filling. Just combine the ingredients, roll out the dough, fill the center. cut one inch strips on each side then fold. Let it rise for 2 to 2-1/2 hours before baking. For added flavour you may top the cheese filling with any kind of fruit jam.
While delicious, these aren't really croissants. They're missing those lovely layers that make croissants what they are! It hasn't stopped the children and I from eating an embarrassing amount of them, and I know they'll be popular with guests... it's just that I was looking for a shortcut to the authentic thing. I'll keep looking, but then again maybe there isn't one!
I really enjoyed making these croissants. I did not refrigerate them for four hours as I did not have so much time. I stuck them in the deep-freezer for 30 mins and they taste and look perfect. A sure recipe I will share with my friends
I've used this recipe for years, especially for holiday meals. My family loves them. I would never attempt to make croissants the real way, with all the folding of the pastry, but this recipe gives good results with much less work. If you want authentic croissants, then I think you have to make them the 'authentic' way, so don't make these and complain that they aren't authentic.
This recipe is excellent! So light and fluffy. Not as fluffy as the tradition croissant... but I haven't been able to master that yet. It really does have the taste and feel of a croissant though, so that satisfies me! I only baked 8 croissants and am freezing the rest so I can have them freshly baked when I feel like it. Just freeze them in their croissant shape and then on the day you want to bake them take them out a couple of hours ahead of time to thaw and rise. Also, beat 1 Tbsp of water with the egg before brushing it on... it makes a better glaze.
I'm sure the author had good intentions, but this recipe was not great. The instructions were vague and therefore my croissants turned out to be more like hotdog buns than nice flaky pastries.
Being a croissant junky, though a good dough, this is more like a canned crescent roll. This dough is wonderful and versatile though. I made strombolies with it and the butter and garlic over the top made it scrumptious. I made sweet rolls and just plain old bread with dinner rolls. Great dough, but if you were expecting the butter croissant you get at your local pastry shop or coffee cafe, this is not it.
I have never in my life made any kind of pastry so to start off with croissants was a challenge for me. These turned out to be INCREDIBLE. My family and myself were extremely impressed with these and I plan on making them again very soon. Someone said that the instructions were vague but it all worked out very well for me!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick Butter Croissants
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 312
** Calories from Fat: 147
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