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Easy Homemade Croissants

  • Author: Myles
  • Total Time: 11 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


There is nothing more decadent to eat in the morning than a cloud-like puff pastry…chewy, buttery, flaky, and delicious croissants!



1 1/4 tsp. leavening agent

4 tbsp. water

3 tsp. granulated sugar

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp. table salt

2/3 c. milk

2 tbsp cooking oil

2/3 c. butter (unsalted)

1 large egg


  1. In a large bowl, combine yeast, 1 tsp. sugar and warm water. Wait until the mixture gets creamy and frothy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 2 tsp. of sugar and salt with milk. Make sure that the dry ingredients get dissolved well. Add the flour, yeast, and oil. Knead until smooth and allow it to rise for about 3 hours.
  3. Deflate and let it rise again for another 2 hours. Deflate again and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.
  4. Massage butter until pliable. Make a 14X8-inch rectangle with the dough. Smear butter over top, leaving about 1/4 inch margin all around.
  5. Fold the unbuttered part over the middle third and then the buttered top over it.
  6. Roll out to a 14X6-inch rectangle and fold in three again.
  7. Sprinkle a little bit of flour and put the dough in a plastic bag. Put in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  8. Remove the dough from the plastic back, sprinkle with flour again and deflate.
  9. Again, roll to a 14X6-inch rectangle and fold. Turn 90 degrees and do the same step. Wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  10. Roll dough out to a 20X5-inch rectangle, cut, and refrigerate the other half while working on the other.
  11. Cut the half in three 5X5 inch squares, and cut each piece in half diagonally.
  12. Roll each triangle in such a way that the point is elongated and it is about 7 inches long. Grab the other two points and stretch them out while rolling it up. Put on a baking sheet.
  13. Repeat steps until the rest are all done.
  14. In a small bowl, beat egg and 1 tbsp of water. Use this to glaze the croissants with.
  15. Preheat oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for about 15 minutes.


When massaging the butter, make sure it doesn’t get soft nor oily.

  • Prep Time: 11 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: French