Leavened croissants. Croissants and other laminated yeasted doughs are challenging enough without using sourdough starter / levain as the sole means of leavening. When Michael (mwilson) recently posted his purely sourdough croissant formula, let's just say that I was more than excited to try it out. Sweet croissants are soft triangles of leavened dough made with eggs, sugar and butter.
Last week someone asked me how to convert yeasted bread or other formulas so the leavening is done by sourdough rather than bakers yeast. It takes a bit of background knowledge first to make sense of it. The croissant dough is a type of puff pastry called leavened puff pastry or PLF (in French). You can cook Leavened croissants using 7 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Leavened croissants
- It’s 250 grams of all-purpose flour.
- You need 150 grams of butter.
- It’s 30 grams of sugar.
- Prepare 3 grams of yeast.
- It’s 4 tbsp of milk.
- You need 1 of egg yolk.
- Prepare 1 pinch of salt.
It is leavened because yeast is added and puff pastry because of the dry butter (beurre sec or beurre de tourage in French) in successive layers to form puff pastry, like the puff pastry used for millefeuille (Napoleon). sweet leavened croissants and puff pastry Pandoro, Panettone and Colomba. Italian delicacies that rely on the yeast (and wisdom to manage it). While baker's yeast is composed almost entirely of Saccharomyces (mainly cerevisiae) yeast strains, sourdough cultures contain a greater variety of active micro-organisms. Leavened Empty croissants, frozen or freshly made.
Leavened croissants step by step
- Mix together flour and butter until they combine. Add sugar, egg yolk and mixture of yeast and milk. Mix into smoothly dough..
- Roll out the dough and cut up into squares. Add optional filling. Roll the squares in croissants..
- Put the croissants on baking paper on baking tray and let them rise for 30min..
- Coat them with mixed egg and bake them on 180°C for 20 min or until they become golden brown..
Whether you are busy preparing them at home, or that you have ready-made empty croissants in the freezer, for a golden and fragrant result it is important to bake them in the right way, with some precautions. Made of a yeast-leavened dough, croissants are folded many times in succession and then rolled into a sheet using a method called laminating. The process creates a flaky exterior to the bread that's similar to a puff pastry. Delicious bread, pastries, sandwiches, soups and plenty of caffeine fueled beverages to make your morning/ early afternoon better. I can personally attest to how yummy their pepperoni rolls, baguettes, croissants, and sandwiches are and look.