We have all seen the food videos on Facebook. They always look so delicious, we repost them to our page, but do we ever follow through and make them? This time, after watching a video for Chocolate Croissants, I finally decided to follow the recipe from Tasty. If you decide to follow through after reading and make this recipe, be sure to have a full day open to make them.
- 4 Cups of Flour
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1/2 Cup of Milk
- 1/4 Cup of Sugar
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 1 packet of Dry Instant Yeast
- 3 TBSP unsalted Butter
- 1 1/4 cup cold unsalted Butter
- 1 Egg
- 2 bars sweetened Chocolate
Let’s Get Cooking
Mix together Flour + Water + Milk + Sugar + Salt + Yeast + 3 TBSP Butter in a large bowl. Once the dough starts to mold together, turn it onto a clean counter and lightly knead to form a ball. Refrigerate the dough for an hour.
Cut the cold butter into thirds and place it on parchment paper. Put another piece of paper over the butter and pound out to 1/2 inch. Place the butter sheet into the refrigerator.
Flour the counter and roll out the dough into a square. Put the butter layer on the rolled out dough and fold over the sides of the dough to enclose the butter.
Roll out the dough length wise. Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Flour the surface and roll out the dough length wise. Book-fold [ fold the top half to the middle, fold the bottom half over the top fold] the dough and turn clockwise. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
Roll the dough and fold 2 more times. After the final turn refrigerate over night.
WHEN IT’S FINALLY THE NEXT MORNING…
Cut the dough in half and roll out the dough, trim off the edges, and cut into rectangles.
Place chocolate on the edge and roll to enclose the chocolate.
Brush the croissants with a beaten egg.
YOU THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO BAKE?! NOT YET
Let the dough proof for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 400F
Brush with egg one more time & finally BAKE for 15 min.
Time to Plate
Now after all this exhausting work (trust me you gotta have some arms to roll out cold butter) your house will now smell like a bakery. Take those bad boys out and enjoy immediately, after taking many pictures to brag to your friends on social media. I genuinely had a good time making these and I will again, just make sure you don’t forget how many turns you completed, like I did.
Please enjoy and don’t get scared while carrying your croissant.
Made with Love,