How to Make Croissants (Chocolate and Ham & Cheese)

Delicious and flaky chocolate and ham & cheese croissants from Sur La Table!

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How to Make Croissants (Chocolate and Ham & Cheese) Recipe
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Gather all the ingredients

Gather all the ingredients

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Start with the 14 oz of butter and flour

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Add the cubed and softened butter and flour to a stand mixer. Mix until almost glossy.

Add the cubed and softened butter and flour to a stand mixer. Mix until almost glossy.

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Place on one side of a folded piece of parchment paper

Place on one side of a folded piece of parchment paper

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Fold the other side on top and form into a 1/4 inch thick block

Fold the other side on top and form into a 1/4 inch thick block

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Combine the yeast, sugar and while milk in a small bowl. Stir then let sit for 4-5 min to make sure it is active.

Combine the yeast, sugar and while milk in a small bowl. Stir then let sit for 4-5 min to make sure it is active.

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After waiting

After waiting

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Add flour, salt and sugar to the stand mixer.

Add flour, salt and sugar to the stand mixer.

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Add the extra cubed butter and and mix on medium- low until the butter breaks into small pieces

Add the extra cubed butter and and mix on medium- low until the butter breaks into small pieces

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Add the yeast mixture and mix on medium low. A dough hook might be needed

Add the yeast mixture and mix on medium low. A dough hook might be needed

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Transfer to a floured surface and knead together to form a ball

Transfer to a floured surface and knead together to form a ball

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Let the ball rest on the counter for 10 min.

Let the ball rest on the counter for 10 min.

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Roll out to about 10x7x1/4 inch or larger.

Roll out to about 10x7x1/4 inch or larger.

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Add the butter block in the middle

Add the butter block in the middle

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Fold the sides over

Fold the sides over

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And press all the edges down

And press all the edges down

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Roll back out to a 1/4 inch thick and refold like a book. Repeat this step 3 times. If the butter starts to ooze then place it in the fridge for a few minutes. Make sure to dust off the excess flour!

Roll back out to a 1/4 inch thick and refold like a book. Repeat this step 3 times. If the butter starts to ooze then place it in the fridge for a few minutes. Make sure to dust off the excess flour!

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Once the third fold is complete its time to make the croissants. Finally roll the dough back out to 10x7x1/4

Once the third fold is complete its time to make the croissants. Finally roll the dough back out to 10x7x1/4

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Cut into 4 equal sections

Cut into 4 equal sections

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Cut two of the larger rectangles into triangles with a 3" base and the other half into rectangles. **Dust off the excess flour**

Cut two of the larger rectangles into triangles with a 3" base and the other half into rectangles. **Dust off the excess flour**

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Cut a small slit in the bottom of the base

Cut a small slit in the bottom of the base

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add the ham and cheese

add the ham and cheese

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Fold edges out and roll up. Make sure the tip is folded under the bottom of the croissant

Fold edges out and roll up. Make sure the tip is folded under the bottom of the croissant

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Dust off both sides of the flour

Dust off both sides of the flour

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Add three dark chocolate rounds to one of the bases

Add three dark chocolate rounds to one of the bases

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Roll up

Roll up

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Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and brush with the egg wash: a mix of one egg and a dash of milk

Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and brush with the egg wash: a mix of one egg and a dash of milk

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Cover after topping with egg wash. And let sit for 15 Minutes

Cover after topping with egg wash. And let sit for 15 Minutes

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Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to harden the butter then brush with the egg wash for a second time

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Bake at 400F for 17-20 minutes and rotate the tray halfway through

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Chocolate croissants

Chocolate croissants

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Ham and cheese

Ham and cheese

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Top the chocolate croissants with melted chocolate and powdered sugar if you like

Top the chocolate croissants with melted chocolate and powdered sugar if you like

Ingredients

½ Cups Warm Whole Milk 
1 Teaspoon + 2 tbsp sugar 
4 Teaspoons Active dry Yeast 
4 Cups Flour  
1 Tablespoon Salt 
¼ Cups Unsalted, cubed butter 
1 Cup Whole milk  
14 Ounces Cold unsalted butter, cubed  
2 Tablespoons Flour  
1 Egg  
1 Tablespoon Milk  
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