Classic Mini Croissant Recipe

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Croissants are delicious crescent bread, which is originally from Austria. Today we are going to make buttery mini croissant. You can have this delicious layered bread for breakfast with butter, jams, and even chocolate.

Mini Croissant

To make mini croissant, mix yeast and water in a bowl. Prepare the dough by mixing flour, sugar, salt, milk, and the yeast mixture. Roll the dough and make rectangular sheets.

Place rectangular slabs of butter between two sheets and set them aside to rest for 24 hours. Then, cut the dough into triangular strips and roll them. Brush with eggs and bake until they turn golden.

The original recipe uses honey instead of sugar to add moisture to the dough. Because of its sugars, it can help the yeast grow when used adequately.

This was just an overview of the recipe. Also, there are a variety of breakfast recipes that you can try as well. Do check them as well.

1. Mary Berry’s Orange Drop Scones This scone is named after a very renowned celebrity chef Mary Berry. This recipe is the best drop scones recipe ever. It has all the common ingredients like sugar, flour, butter, egg.

2. Welsh RarebitWelsh rarebit is a dish made from hot cheese sauce served over crispy toasted bread. It also has flavors of mustard and pepper with notes of beer. It is a cheesy saucy spread for toasted bread.

3. Chocolate Chip WafflesThese waffles are a delicious and sweet breakfast. They are the perfect breakfast for you if you love waffles and anything with chocolate chips. All you need is a waffle iron, some basic ingredients, and a few minutes of your time.

4. Spinach BreadIf you want to make bread that is nutritious and also unique in flavor then, you must try spinach bread. It consists of cooked spinach and cheese. It is easy to make and is really delicious.

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Mini Croissant?

  • Oven – Bake the croissant in the preheated oven for about 15 to 28 minutes until golden brown.
  • Baking Tray – Bake the croissants on a baking tray.
  • Stand Mixer – Prepare the dough in a stand mixer until soft and firm.
  • Mixing Bowls – Prepare the dough in the mixing bowls.
  • Rolling Pin – Roll the dough and give rectangular sheets out of it using a rolling pin.
  • Knife – Using a sharp knife, cut the dough in half size, cut those sheets into halves, and cut those strips into a triangular shape.
  • Pastry Brush – Brush the surface of the croissants with beaten eggs using a pastry brush.
  • Wax Paper – Wax paper is used for baking croissant that don’t require heat. Due to its non-stick nature, it is useful when rolling out dough.
  • Baking Sheets – A baking sheet is lined on a baking tray to hold croissants.
  • Silicone Baking Mat – A silicone baking mat is lined on baking sheet as it will help protect the baking sheet from stuck-on.
  • Plastic Wrap – Dust the dough with dry flour and wrap it with some plastic wrap.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Mini Croissant?

Preparation TimeResting TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
1 Hour1 Day28 Minutes1 Day 1 Hour 28 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Mini Croissant?

  • Whole Milk – This is important for the croissants because the milk will help create super soft layers without adding extra moisture. 
  • Egg – An egg wash is used to give the croissants a golden brown and slightly glossy finish.
  • Unsalted Butter – Fold the dough in butter as it the butter melts and creates steam. This steam lifts the layers apart and leaving us with dozens of flaky airy buttery layers.
  • Water – Croissant recipes use water in the dough to make a crispier pastry crust.
  • Instant Yeast – Unlike most yeasted doughs, instant yeast will release bubbles when trapped in the dense bread dough. These bubbles cause the dough to rising.
  • Cake Flour – I have used cake flour to make the dough as it will; produce mini croissant with a light, delicate texture.
  • Sugar – Sugar is used to activate yeast for fermentation. It will lead to increase the dough yield and softness the bread by altering the rate of fermentation.
  • Kosher Salt – Salt will act as a natural antioxidant in the dough. It will not only add taste but help bring out the flavors and aromas present in the flour and other ingredients.
Mini Croissant

Steps To Make Mini Croissant

1. The Preparation Stage

Take a small bowl and mix water and instant yeast. Keep it aside for 5 minutes. Now, in a stand mixer, add flour, sugar, and salt.

Combine the yeast mixture and milk. Mix it until it forms a ball. Take out the dough and knead it for 5 minutes until it gets soft and firm.

Now take a bowl and grease it with cooking oil. Keep this dough in this greased bowl for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

Dust your work surface with some flour and roll the dough. Make rectangular sheets out of it. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

2. Butter The Dough

Meanwhile, give the butter a rectangular shape and place them between the sheets of wax paper and roll them. If it is too warm then, let the butter cool.

Now, place the rectangular sheet of butter on the rectangular dough. Fold the dough until it covers the whole butter slab.

You have to fold it from two sides to cover the butter and form a closed butter-filled dough.

Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough, dust the dough with dry flour, wrap it with some plastic wrap and refrigerate them for about 24 hours.

3. Shape The Dough

After 24 hours, take the dough out of the refrigerator and unwrap it. Trim its sides to form straight edges.

Using a sharp knife, cut the dough in half size or as per your requirement, cut those sheets into halves, cut those strips into a triangular shape.

When the triangle-shaped dough is ready, start with the base and roll them into crescents from the base towards the tip.

Align the baking sheets and put silicone baking mats on them. Place the croissants on them carefully.

4. Bake The Croissants

Brush the surface of the croissants with beaten eggs. Keep the croissants uncovered and let them rest for 2 hours.

Preheat your oven to 4000F before baking. Bake them for about 15-28 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool and your mini Croissants are ready.

Nutritional Information

Calories65 kcal
Carbohydrates7 g
Protein1 g
Fat2 g
Cholesterol 111 mg
Sodium119 mg
Sugar1 g

How Will Mini Croissant Look And Taste Like?

The mini croissant are golden brown, extra flaky, crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and unbelievable warm from the oven. One bite of this delicate pastry will immediately transport you to a quaint French bakery. 

They’re light and airy, and so buttery, with a hint of sweetness and a little bit of a yeasty, stretchy texture. There’s nothing else quite like a croissant!

When they’re baked in the oven, the cold butter creates steam, and the layers puff up like crazy. The end result is incredibly light and flaky, and so delicious.

However, freshly baked croissants lose that shattering crispness quickly, so it’s very unlikely that you will ever come across such a crisp, hot out of the oven croissant at supermarkets, or even most bakeries for that matter.

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Mini Croissant

Mini Croissant Recipe

Today we are going to make homemade mini croissant. They aren’t easy and require time, patience, and a lot of rolling. However, just because this recipe is advanced doesn’t mean that you have to be an advanced baker to try it. You can absolutely handle this quintessential baking bucket list recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 28 mins
Resting Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 65 kcal

Equipment

Oven
Baking Tray
Stand Mixer
Mixing Bowls
Rolling Pin
Knife
Pastry Brush
Wax Paper
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat Sheet
Plastic Wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • cup Water
  • 4 cups Cake Flour
  • 7 teaspoon Instant Yeast
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix water and yeast. Keep it aside for 5 minutes.
  • In a mixer, add flour, sugar, and salt. Then, add the yeast mixture and milk. Mix it until it forms a ball.
  • Take out the dough and knead it for 5 minutes until it gets soft and firm.
  • Keep this dough in a greased bowl and keep it for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Dust your work surface with some flour and roll the dough. Make rectangular sheets out of it. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, give the butter a rectangular shape and place them between the sheets of wax paper and roll them. If it is too warm then, let the butter cool.
  • Now, place the rectangular sheet of butter on the rectangular dough. Fold the dough until it covers the whole butter slab.
  • You have to fold it from two sides to cover the butter and form a closed butter-filled dough.
  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining dough, dust the dough with dry flour, wrap it with some plastic wrap and refrigerate them for about 24 hours.
  • After 24 hours, take the dough out of the refrigerator and unwrap it. Trim its sides to form straight edges.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the dough in half size or as per your requirement, cut those sheets into halves, cut those strips into a triangular shape.
  • When the triangle-shaped dough is ready, start with the base and roll them into crescents from the base towards the tip.
  • Align the baking sheets and put silicone baking mats on them. Place the croissants on them carefully.
  • Brush the surface of the croissants with beaten eggs. Keep the croissants uncovered and let them rest for 2 hours.
  • Preheat your oven to 4000F before baking. Bake them for about 15-28 minutes until golden brown. Let them cool and your mini Croissants are ready.

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Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 119mg | Sugar: 1g
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What makes mini croissant crispy?

Once your croissants look like they are a dark brown color, remove them from the oven and let them cool for several minutes. Cooling a bit is important to help the outer crust harden to give it a crispy texture. The croissants are best served slightly warm.

What gives mini croissant their flavor?

When it bakes, the butter melts and creates steam because butter has a good percentage of water. The steam gets trapped in the individual layers and that causes the flakiness, tender layers. Butter is melting and the dough is absorbing that melting butter, attributing to the delicious flavor of the croissant.

Are croissants just puff pastry?

The crescent-shaped croissant is a flaky pastry with buttery layers whereas a puff pastry is a drier composition of dough. Both use similar ingredients and preparation work.

Can you substitute butter with margarine in mini croissant?

Yes, you can use margarine or any vegan butter you would like and the process will still work for croissants. The high fat in regular butter is important to create the crispy layers, therefore using vegan butter will not produce super flakey layers, but margarine can still produce good puff pastry. 

Can I make croissants ahead of time and freeze them?

Yes, to make croissants ahead of time, you can assemble them, freeze the unbaked croissants, then proof and bake them when you’re ready to serve. Frozen croissants will last for up to 3 months.

Conclusion

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