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Classic Croissants

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Flaky and Crunchy outside, chewy inside

Created in this Craftsy Course

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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Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. King Arthur All Purpose Flour, Organic. Unsalted Butter and Ghee from family farm. Organic Fresh Farm Eggs. Instant Yeast.

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What are you most proud of? The rolling - and hitting absolute perfection with the measurements. It's hard to tame the gluten to sit still.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the entire video before attempting, if you are not a baker. I like to cook, but I am not a baker - more for health reasons than anything. But now that I am in my mid-thirties, I'm starting to relax with the diet a bit, and splurging on incredible treats. I appreciate all the love, attention, and artfulness that went into making these. This is also the first time I've treated my food as "alive" - but, truly, once the yeast is added, it is alive! Also, use the best ingredients. You are only as good as your weakest ingredient!

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Those look awesome. I really like the lighting that you have in this photo too! I love your principle that you are only as good as your weakest ingredient! :)

08/10/2012 Flag

Thank you Pastry Chef. I love how yummy your treats are turning out - I'm just getting into experimenting with gluten free. Yours look amazing.

08/11/2012 Flag

These look beautiful! I'm just watching the Craftsy class through for the first time now and am hoping to try out my first batch soon.

09/25/2012 Flag

Yumm! and the lighting makes it look like sunrise on the croissant!

12/08/2012 Flag