Simple Breakfast Croissants

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I named them breakfast croissants, because we always have them for breakfast. The scent of the croissants spreads throughout the house as they bake. And fresh on the plate, simply irresistible!

I don’t usually fill these croissants. But you can do so with Nutella or jam.

You can prepare the dough the night before (using only half the amount of yeast) and put it in the fridge to rise. Then you only have to shape the croissants in the morning, let them rise a little and bake them.

I usually make them in the morning though. I put the dough in the oven at a fermentation level of 36°C, so it only takes half so long to rise. In the meantime, I go prepare myself. Then I form the croissants and leave to rise again the oven, same fermentation level, and I set the breakfast table. It works very well that way!

More recipes with yeast dough:
Brioche Croissant with Poppyseed Apple Filling
Braided Yeast Curd Plait
Cinnamon Roll Apple Cake
Mohnkronen – Austrian Poppy Seed Crowns

Simple Breakfast Croissants
Yeast dough
  • 220 g lukewarm milk
  • 20 g fresh yeast or 1 sachet dry yeast (7g)
  • 70 g sugar
  • 500 g flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 70 g butter
To brush and sprinkle
  • 30 g melted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • some pearl sugar
Yeast dough
  1. Put all ingredients except butter in a mixing bowl and knead until combined.

  2. Then add the butter in pieces and knead into a smooth dough. Knead for at least 5 minutes.

  3. Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour.

After rising
  1. Divide the dough in half and form into balls.

  2. Roll out one ball on a lightly floured work surface.

  3. Brush with half of the melted butter.

  4. Divide into 8 pieces. (like pieces of cake, for example, with a pizza cutter).

  5. Roll up the pieces from the wider side. If you like, you can make two long cuts in the top of the dough.

  6. Shape like a croissant.

  7. Place on a baking tray with baking paper.

  8. Brush with yolk-milk mixture.

  9. Sprinkle with hail sugar.

  10. Leave to rise for another 20 minutes.

  11. Bake in the preheated oven at 180° for about 14 minutes.

Enjoy baking!
Maggi & Family

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