The Art Of Baking: Mastering Classic French Croissants


Welcome to the world of baking! Today, we'll learn the art of making classic French croissants. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your friends.


First things first, gather your ingredients. You'll need flour, butter, yeast, sugar, salt, and milk. Don't forget patience and a love for baking.


Start by making the dough. Mix flour, yeast, sugar, and salt. Slowly add milk and knead until smooth. Let it rest for an hour.


Now comes the tricky part. Roll out the dough and place a block of butter in the center. Fold the dough over the butter and roll it out again.


Repeat this process a few times, making sure the butter stays cold. This creates the flaky layers that make croissants so delicious.


Once the dough is ready, cut it into triangles and roll them up, starting from the wide end. Let them rise for an hour before baking.


Preheat your oven to 375°F and brush the croissants with an egg wash. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and flaky.


Voila! Your croissants are ready. Let them cool for a few minutes before indulging in their buttery, flaky goodness.


For an extra touch, you can add chocolate or almond filling before rolling up the croissants. Experiment with different flavors and get creative.


Congratulations, you've mastered the art of baking classic French croissants. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your delicious creation. Bon appétit!