How To Make Authentic French Croissants At Home


Welcome to the world of French baking! Today, we'll learn how to make authentic croissants at home. Get ready to impress your taste buds.


First, gather your ingredients: flour, butter, yeast, sugar, salt, and milk. Don't forget patience and love, they're key ingredients too.


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


Next, roll out the dough into a rectangle. Place a block of butter in the center and fold the dough over it. Roll it out again and fold in thirds.


Repeat this process twice, then refrigerate for 30 minutes. This creates the flaky layers that make croissants so delicious.


After refrigerating, roll out the dough and cut it into triangles. Roll each triangle from the base to the tip, creating the classic croissant shape.


Let the croissants rise for an hour, then brush with an egg wash. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and flaky.


Voila! Your homemade croissants are ready to be devoured. Serve with jam, butter, or your favorite filling. Bon appétit!


Remember, practice makes perfect. Don't be discouraged if your first batch isn't perfect. Keep trying and you'll soon be a croissant pro.


Now you know the secret to making authentic French croissants at home. Share your creations with friends and family and spread the love of baking. Merci!