How to Make Homemade Croissants for the Beginner

Croissants have a bad rep. I hear it all the time "they are so hard to make!" So here is an easy guide on how to make homemade croissants! The hardest part, is to keep your self from over indulging!

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How to Make Homemade Croissants for the Beginner Recipe
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Sift flour into a large bowl!

Sift flour into a large bowl!

2
Add brown sugar, salt, and yeast.

Add brown sugar, salt, and yeast.

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3
Add milk, and knead with your dough hook for 4 minutes.

Add milk, and knead with your dough hook for 4 minutes.

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Grab out parchment paper, and refrigerated butter.

Grab out parchment paper, and refrigerated butter.

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Place your dough on a floured surface.

Place your dough on a floured surface.

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Cut butter into strips (I cut three pieces from each stick, lengthwise)  and place on parchment paper.

Cut butter into strips (I cut three pieces from each stick, lengthwise) and place on parchment paper.

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Place your second piece of parchment on top and grab your rolling pin.

Place your second piece of parchment on top and grab your rolling pin.

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Pound, and roll out butter until it resembles a hard slab.

Pound, and roll out butter until it resembles a hard slab.

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Roll dough on a a floured surface so it looks just like this. Leave a bump of dough in the middle section.

Roll dough on a a floured surface so it looks just like this. Leave a bump of dough in the middle section.

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Take your slab of butter...

Take your slab of butter...

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And place it on top and in the center of the dough.

And place it on top and in the center of the dough.

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Fold so that each flap covers the butter completely.

Fold so that each flap covers the butter completely.

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Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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Remove from refrigerator, and roll dough 18 inches in length, and 11 inches wide.

Remove from refrigerator, and roll dough 18 inches in length, and 11 inches wide.

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Alternatively, fold together like an envelope, this time, and wrap in plastic once more. Repeat step 14, 3 times.

Alternatively, fold together like an envelope, this time, and wrap in plastic once more. Repeat step 14, 3 times.

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Then roll dough out for the final time, 2ft long, and 1 foot wide.

Then roll dough out for the final time, 2ft long, and 1 foot wide.

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Cut notches on each side of the dough, every 3 inches.

Cut notches on each side of the dough, every 3 inches.

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Diagonally drag lines across the dough, as markers.

Diagonally drag lines across the dough, as markers.

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Using a pizza cutter, cut along diagonal lines and the original lines you "marked".

Using a pizza cutter, cut along diagonal lines and the original lines you "marked".

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Lookin good!

Lookin good!

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Make a notch in the middle of the wide end of your dough!

Make a notch in the middle of the wide end of your dough!

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Fold, and roll up.

Fold, and roll up.

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I spread Nutella on some of them, you could use jam, lemon curd, peanut butter, the possibilities are endless!

I spread Nutella on some of them, you could use jam, lemon curd, peanut butter, the possibilities are endless!

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Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

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Grab an egg or 2. Beat thoroughly, and then brush croissants, with your egg wash.

Grab an egg or 2. Beat thoroughly, and then brush croissants, with your egg wash.

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Bake croissants at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Don't worry about some butter leaking out, that's bound to happen!

Bake croissants at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Don't worry about some butter leaking out, that's bound to happen!

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Remove from oven, and try to keep your self from eating all of them.

Remove from oven, and try to keep your self from eating all of them.

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Look at all those flaky layers!

Look at all those flaky layers!

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The few I stuffed with Nutella, were to die for.

The few I stuffed with Nutella, were to die for.

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Mmhmm mmm that wasn't too hard was it!

Mmhmm mmm that wasn't too hard was it!

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Share some with your friends! Feel free to comment questions! Have fun baking!! :) - Rikki

Share some with your friends! Feel free to comment questions! Have fun baking!! :) - Rikki

Ingredients

1 Cup Cake Flour 
3 Cups All purpose flour 
1 Tablespoon Yeast 
1 Tablespoon Salt 
ΒΌ Cups Dark Brown sugar 
3Β½ Cups 2% milk 
2 Cups Butter refrigerated 
1 Egg 
Parchment paper 
Rolling pin  
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