Build up those arm muscles for these authentic all butter croissants. They are well worth the effort, and patience, to make your own flaky pastry right at home! Add in your favorite fillings for a fun variation on this French classic.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and immediately stir in milk (temperature should be lower than 90 degrees). Whisk in yeast; transfer milk mixture to bowl of stand mixer. Add flour, sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt. Using dough hook, knead on low speed until cohesive dough forms, 2 to 3 minutes. Increase speed to medium-low and knead for 1 minute. Remove bowl from mixer and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at room temperature 30 minutes.
From America’s Test Kitchen
Keywords: Croissant, Bread, Baking, French, Butter