What´s better than waking up in the morning with fresh homemade chocolate croissants to accompany your coffee in bed while you read the news?! That’s how my perfect morning would be and how I spent my Sunday first light last week; and it was just fantastic!
After tasting these, you won´t ever again buy croissants from the bakery at the corner and you will experience a typical French breakfast!
400 gr. Of Flour (the same you use for pizza)
150 gr. Of Fresh Cream (the sweet one for desserts)
35 gr. Of Sugar
15 gr. Of Butter
15 gr. Of Yeast
1 ½ teaspoon Of Olive Oil
8 gr. Of Salt
150 gr. Of Water
A Spoon of Milk
The ingredients up here are for 12 croissants. If you wish to make more or less just double or downsize the ingredients (although downsizing an egg can prove to be quite difficult ). While making your croissants, you can adjust the ingredients by adding flour or cream. Make sure to taste the dough at the end and adjust for sugar if needed!
The total preparation time will take 30 minutes: around 15 minutes for making the dough and another 15 minutes for baking. There will also be a waiting time of half an hour to let the dough rise.
What to do:
I usually like to first start kneading the dough in the bowl and when it starts getting dense, I move it to the kitchen table so as to have more room to “work it”. The dough has to become soft but elastic.
You should let it rest, properly covered with a clean dishcloth, for at least 30 minutes. The dough has to grow to around double of its original size.
Cut out 12 triangles with a base of around 10 cm and the sides of around 15 cm. At the center of each triangle, put a teaspoon of nutella. Roll the dough starting from the base. Put each croissant on a baking tray covered first with baking paper.
A good idea for your Sunday morning is to prepare them the night before (let them rest in the fridge), so that in the morning you can just heat up the oven and let them bake. If you want to save a few for your week-days so as to keep your spoiling mood going, you can always freeze them and just take a couple out from the freezer the night before. Heat them up 5 min in the morning and start your working day!
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Sara Coppola is a gourmand talian with a love for all things chocolate! When she is not cooking, eating, traveling or snapping pictures, you can find her blogging about fashion and clothing at Miinto UK