I am back to the blog world, perhaps temporarily to share this incredible croissant recipe that is super light and delicious. Most croissant recipes take a good few days to make, however, this only took me a couple of hours!
1 cup of warm milk
1/4 cup of oil
Salt to taste
1 & a half soup spoons of yeast
1/2 a soup spoons of sugar
I throw everything into my bread machine and slowly add flour until I hate a soft dough.
Note this is for savory croissants. If I make sweet ones, I put in a pinch of salt & around 4 soup spoons of sugar.
One we have a nice, soft dough, i shape it so it looks like a thinner shorter version of a loaf of bread and use a knife to cut into 6 equal pieces. It gets slightly complicated to explain here so stay with me. I open up the first piece into a nice circle and make it as thin as possible, I then pick it up and put it on a really well floured surface. Trust me, flour it well. I then melt 500g of margarine (for those in Algeria, Florial is the best margarine to use for this recipe) and I sort of paint some of the melted margarine on the opened dough. I then open the second piece and place it on top of the one with margarine again and repeat. However, don’t put margarine onto the last one. Then I pick up my pile after patting it and the open it up with a rolling-pin. You will end up with a huge round circle around 1/2cm thick. I then take a knife and cut it in half exactly in the middle, then in half again and again like you’d cut a pizza until you end up with 16 equally sized triangles.
Pick up a triangle and open up the bottom half more with a ²²rolling-pin, then hold on to the sharp edge bit of the triangle and pull slowly to make it longer but don’t let it rip.
Fill it with whatever you want at the bottom half you thinned out. I used soft cheese, tuna and some grated cheddar. Then roll from the bottom half where you put your filling tightly. Place on your baking tins and put a little egg yolk and coffee on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until they are nice and brown.
And there you have it! I will apologise for my terrible descriptive skills. My English vocabulary is very weak at this point in my life. I will blame motherhood and terrible nights. If something is unclear, please let me know and I will try and fix it.
Until next time.