Easy Croissants

Recipe by lkadlec
READY IN: 6hrs 45mins




  • Stir warm milk and sugar together.
  • Add yeast. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • Stir well.
  • Add flour; beat well.
  • Add milk, sugar and egg.
  • Beat until smooth.
  • Add butter; beat and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, place the 4 cups of flour and the chilled butter.
  • Cut butter into flour until pieces are the size of beans (not too small). Pour the liquid batter into the flour mixture; stir until moistened.Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator.
  • Press into a compact ball on a floured board and divide into 4 parts.
  • Roll each into a circle 12" or 16".Cut each circle into 6 or 8 pie-shaped wedges.
  • For each croissant roll a wedge towards the point.Shape into a crescent and place on ungreased baking sheet. Let rise at room temperature until doubled.(May take 2 hours or more). Brush each with egg beaten with cold water.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Place croissants in oven.
  • Lower temperature to 350 F and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden.