How to Make Homemade Croissants for the Beginner

by Rikki Kazmierowicz

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!


  • 1 Cup Cake Flour
  • 3 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • ¼ Cups Dark Brown sugar
  • 3 ½ Cups 2% milk
  • 2 Cups Butter refrigerated
  • 1 Egg
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Sift flour into a large bowl!

    Step 2

    Add brown sugar, salt, and yeast.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

    Grab out parchment paper, and refrigerated butter.

    Step 5

    Place your dough on a floured surface.

    Step 6

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

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

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

    Step 10

    Take your slab of butter...

    Step 11

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

    Step 12

    Fold so that each flap covers the butter completely.

    Step 13

    Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

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

    Step 16

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

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

    Diagonally drag lines across the dough, as markers.

    Step 19

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

    Step 20

    Lookin good!

    Step 21

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

    Step 22

    Fold, and roll up.

    Step 23

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

    Step 24

    Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

    Step 25

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

    Step 26

    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!

    Step 27

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

    Step 28

    Look at all those flaky layers!

    Step 29

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    Step 30

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

    Step 31

    Mmhmm mmm that wasn't too hard was it!

    Step 32

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