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Classic Croissants without Salt

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Looks good on the outside.

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Classic Croissants at Home taught by Colette Christian

A flaky croissant fresh from the oven! Pastry chef Colette Christian will teach you how to create these buttery pastries in your own kitchen.

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Category Food & Cooking
Type French
Ingredient Grains
Method Bake
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What are you most proud of? I've tried to make croissants dough for years, they all turned out disastrously. Thanks to Colette's clear instructions; I've successfully made a beautiful croissant dough without struggling at all. I love the way she teaches the class. Great instructor.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I made a huge mistake of not putting salt into the mixture. I guess I thought the 'sugar' was the salt. The croissants tasted bland and they didn't have volume at all during proofing. Next time, I would taste the similar color/texture ingredients (such as fine salt and fine ground sugar) before I mix them in the mixer.

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Hi DruryS, I teach a lot of on ground classes and I am always afraid that I am going to confuse the salt and sugar (or leave it out) during my demo. I measure the salt out in a completely different container then all the other ingredients. Usually a bright red plastic bowl that I can't miss. - I put it front and center so I don't forget it. But it still happens sometimes. In a way it's a good thing because it shows how important salt is to the croissants. Next time they will be perfect. Happy Baking! Colette

02/26/2013 Flag

After a year passed, I made this project yesterday, using half recipe that you mentioned in discussion forum. Oh this time, I made sure the salt was added! Every step came out as it was supposed to be. I finally got the "breathed" croissants after proofing. Since I used half recipe, I made it into mini croissants. The final product? Sublime! I'm enjoying them with my coffee. Thanks for awesome instructions.

11/20/2013 Flag

These look great. Nice airy fluff!

03/12/2013 Flag

Hi DruryS, I am so glad you made them again - I love making mini croissants they are so cute. the half recipe is perfect for them. I am so glad that you enjoyed the class. Happy Baking! Colette

11/22/2013 Flag