Bread Machine Croissants

Total Time
6hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
6 hrs

When you get a bread maker you usually get a cookbook to go with it....well this recipe comes from the cookbook my MIL received with her bread maker. I have not tried them yet, but I will be soon. "The longer the dough is refrigerated before the final shaping, the flakier the croissants will be." Cooking time does include chilling time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add ingredients in the order recommended for your bread machine. Use the DOUGH cycle.
  2. When done, remove from bread machine pan and transfer to a greased bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle.
  4. With the long side towards you, cover 2/3 of the dough with the thin slices of butter.
  5. Fold UNBUTTERED third of dough over the center buttered third, then fold again - over the remaining buttered third.
  6. Seal ends and long side of dough. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Place dough on a lightly floured surface with the short side towards you. Roll out into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle.
  8. Fold in thirds, folding from end to end. Place back onto greased cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight. The longer the refrigeration time the flakier the croissants.
  9. Place dough on lightly floured surface, with short side towards you. Roll out into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle.
  10. Cut rectangle into thirds, both crosswise and lengthwise. Then cut each section in half diagonally to form 18 triangles.
  11. Roll each triangle up starting at wide end to form crescent shape.
  12. Place croissants on greased cookie sheet, curving ends so they almost touch.
  13. Brush or spray lightly with water. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30-50 min or until double in size.
  14. Brush croissants with slightly beaten egg white. Bake in preheated 375° oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.