“This croissant recipe is amazing! although I’m more into flaky croissants, they came out really delicious!
Plus they don’t make a mess while kids walk around the house eating them”
Baked goods have always been the go-to answer for a delicious and hearty breakfast that can get us through the day. Among those tasty goods are croissants!
They’re usually small, and flaky, and go well with almost any drink—cold or hot! However, there’s so much more to them than just “deliciousness.”
So, why don’t you head to the kitchen, and read on to learn more about our delicious bake at home croissants?
We’ll help you know more about their history and, most importantly, how to bake a delicious batch just for you and your family.
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The Croissants History: Bake At Home Croissants
When you take a deep dive into the history of things, you’ll discover that croissants aren’t what we thought we knew.
For starters, it’s widely believed they’ve been around since the 13th century, and maybe even before that.
However, the most vital piece of information is that they’re not even French in origin! In fact, they started long ago in Austria.
Some say the Austrians created it as a celebration of their victory at the Battle of Vienna against the Ottoman Empire. That’s why they’re crescent-shaped—denoting the crescent on the flag. These stories aren’t confirmed, though.
Of course, the croissants didn’t stay forever in Austria. As time passed, croissants moved to France and began to spread around the 19th century.
This is around the time when an Austrian officer founded a bakery that the Parisians simply fell in love with.
Thus, the croissant and many other Austrian baked goods began weaving their way into Parisian society and the rest of the world with a couple of changes along the way.
The Perfect Pairing: Bake At Home Croissants
Consider the following pairings to enhance the overall experience
On their own, croissants might not be considered a healthy meal. While they’re delicious and provide some nutritional benefits, they’re not enough on their own.
Hence, you need to up your breakfast game with a little bit on the side to enhance taste and value!
When you place a slice of turkey with a little bit of cheese next to your croissant, you create a balanced meal that includes protein, calcium, and essential fats.
You see, turkey is a lean source of high-quality protein, which is amazing for muscle repair and growth. The cheese, on the other hand, provides calcium, which is also vital for bone health. It’s also rich in other nutrients.
A classical choice, in this case, would be eggs and pastrami. But, as we already covered the meat part, we’ve decided to go with something else: tomatoes!
Regarding the health part, eggs are an excellent source of proteins and multiple vitamins like B12 and D. As for the tomatoes, they’re rich in vitamins C, K, and potassium, too.
Yet, most importantly, when combined with croissants, they make an excellent meal full of diverse flavors and textures!
Last, but certainly not least, we have the entire category of fruit. That’s right! Almost all fruits can go splendidly well with croissants.
You can choose apples, berries, and bananas and they’ll taste amazing. Most fruits contain numerous amounts of vitamins, minerals, as well as fibers that’ll give you the perfect kickstart for your day!
Tips And Tricks: Bake At Home Croissants
Consider following These tips to perfect the overall experience
Achieving the best results begins with proofing the croissant dough at an ideal temperature.
Aim for a warm space, maintaining an ambient temperature of around 75°F (24°C) for optimal yeast activity.
Patience pays off in baking! Stick to the allotted rest times during chilling phases.
Skipping or shortening these times is a bad idea, as it hinders the dough’s ability to relax and develop its texture.
Want to savor the convenience of homemade croissants? all you have to do is pop the unbaked croissants into an airtight container, or wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them (make sure they don’t stick to each other).
And on the next day, all you have to do is take them out of the freezer, line them on a baking tray, bake, and enjoy fresh croissants from the comfort of your own home!
what you’ll need to prepare this Bake At Home Croissants Recipe
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Bake At Home Croissants
- 2 lbs. flour (1 kg)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. dry yeast
- 2½ tsp. vanilla sugar (10 g)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup oil
- 2 eggs (unseparated)
- 2 cups lukewarm water
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- Some lemon juice
- 2½ tsp. vanilla sugar (10 g)
- Milk chocolate (or butter cubes with blanched almonds)
- Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix with a spoon.
- Then, add all the wet ingredients, ditch the spoon, and start kneading with your hands!
- Keep kneading the dough until everything is well combined and the dough is sticky.
- Cover the bowl and let the dough rest at room temperature for at least an hour.
- Once the hour is up, flour your working surface and drop the dough on top of it.
- Knead the dough thoroughly for a couple of minutes, then place it back in the bowl.
- Cover it and let it rise for another hour. After the time is up, uncover the dough and move it to your working surface.
- Knead it lightly, then cut it into four equal balls.
- Stretch the first ball using a rolling pin until it’s around ¼” thick.
- Cut it into triangles the same way you’d cut a pizza—you can use a pizza cutter, too, if you’d like!
- Cut a little slit at the bottom of each triangle, then add a little piece of milk chocolate, butter, or an almond. You can add anything else you’d like or simply leave it empty.
- Start rolling the triangles into the crescent shape . Do the same with the rest of the dough until you’re all done with it.
- Place them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, with a reasonable distance in between, and let them rise for half an hour.
- Preheat the oven at 350°F (180°C).
- Place the baking pan in the oven for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to avoid overbaking them.
- As your croissants are baking, add all your glaze ingredients into a cooking pot.
- Place on medium heat and mix until they’re boiling.
- Once everything is done, brush the croissants with the glaze using a food brush as soon as they’re out of the oven.
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