Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, try these whole wheat croissants! They are easy to make and taste delicious. This recipe is for one batch of 8 croissants. You can double or triple this recipe if you want more. The ingredients needed are: 3 tablespoons yeast, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 4 cups flour (white), 2 eggs, 3 tablespoons butter (melted), 1 cup milk. Follow the instructions below to make your own croissant pastry dough at home!
This blog post will teach you how to make Whole Wheat Croissants with step-by-step instructions on how to do it yourself in your kitchen! You’ll need only 6 simple ingredients
prep: 30 mins, cook: 15 mins, additional: 2 hrs 30 mins, total: 2 hrs 75 mins, Servings: 12, Yield: 12 croissants
1 ¾ cups whole wheat pastry flour
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
2 cups butter (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 ½ tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon water
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in honey and 3/4 cup flour. Whisk until smooth. Cover bowl and let stand for 1 1/2 hours.
In a large bowl, combine butter pieces with remaining cup flour. Pour in yeast batter and stir to moisten. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface, pat dough down and roll into a rectangle. Fold 1/3 of dough toward center then fold other side of dough over first 1/3. Lift dough and scrape work surface clean. Sprinkle area with flour and repeat; rolling and folding 3 more times. Dough must be hard; if not, freeze for 45 minutes.
Pat dough into rectangle. Cut into 3 parts, 1 part for each 4 croissants. Work with one piece at a time, holding others in refrigerator until ready to use. Roll each piece individually into 1/4 inch thick rectangles. Cut into two pieces. Cut each piece crosswise diagonally to form 4 triangles. Roll from wide end to point and curve ends to form a crescent shape. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
In a small bowl, beat together egg and water. Brush croissants with egg wash and set aside to rise for 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Glaze croissants with the egg mixture once more before baking.
Bake in preheated oven until puffed and brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve.
Per Serving: 340 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 31.4g; cholesterol 96.8mg; sodium 224.9mg.