Friday, January 15, 2010

Fresh Croissants in the desert

Here is a recipe that you might like. It is very easy to make. If you have a food processor and electricity, either in an RV park or with generator, it is twice as easy as by hand. I love having fresh buns and make these quite often.

Quick Butter Croissants (Food processor)

4 c flour

1 c hard butter (230 gr.)

pulse in food processor to peas or bean consistency. Put in large mixing bowl.

In food processor pulse 2 x:

1 c warm water

1 T dry yeast

add:

¾ cup evap. milk (1 sm. Can + whipping cream to ¾ c)

1 ½ tsp. salt

1/3 c sugar ( ¼ )

1 egg

1 c flour

¼ c melted and cooled butter (60 gr.)

Pour over butter flour mixture, fold in with spatula until moist. Cover w. plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours up to 4 days.

Turn dough onto floured board, press into ball, knead briefly to release air. Cut into 4 pieces and process each.

Put on ungreased baking sheet 1 ½ “ apart. Cover lightly, let rise at room temperature until double in bulk, about 2 hours. Brush with egg-water mixture (1 egg, 1 Tbs. Water)

Bake at 325 degree F for 35 min.


Enjoy :-)
It is still raining here but I see some blue sky so that is good.
Nothing earth shattering is happening here, so this is all for now.
Goodbye everybody :-) 

1 comment:

Gypsy said...

Have you made these croissants without a food processor? I have never used one, so I am unfamiliar with them and what they do, and how I would have to modify the recipe to do it by hand. I love croissants and they sound wonderful!