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Sunday, December 05, 2010

French Croissants

True croissants are almost as rich as pastry. Serve them for breakfast in Continental fashion or with coffee as an afternoon or evening treat.
Put in a mixing bowl
1 cup lukewarm milk
1 tablespoon dry yeast
Let stand 5 minutes. Stir. Add
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soft butter or margarine
1 cup all-purpose or bread flour
Beat thoroughly. Mix in 1 cup flour
Put the dough into a ball. Cover the mixing board with 1/2 cup flour
Turn out the dough, rolling it lightly in the flour. Cover with bowl and let "rest" for 5 minutes. Knead the dough. Place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubles in bulk (about 1 hour). Punch down, cover and chill 1 hour longer. Cream or wash 1 cup butter or margarine
Put the ball of dough on a slightly floured cloth or board and roll into a rectangle 1/4 inch thick. Spread with 4 tablespoons of the butter and fold from the ends toward the center, making three layers. Turn a quarter way round, pat, roll out as before and again spread with 4 tablespoons butter. Repeat twice. Chill at least 2 hours. Divide the dough in half. Shape like Crescent Rolls or shape half in crescents and chill the other half to make into a coffee cake or cheese squares for another meal.
Place on a cooky sheet. Chill 20 minutes. Bake 10 minutes at 400° F. Decrease the heat to 350°F. and bake 20 minutes longer. Makes 24 crescents or 12 crescents and 1 coffee cake.

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