Friday, June 5, 2015

Croissant (Cheat Method)

Take a closer look, you must be wondering which cheat method I'm using? ^0^

They are flaky and crisp, most importantly they are real simple to make...hmm think within 30mins? 

hehehe they are made by Paratha! I've obtained this cheat method of making croissant from Facebook :D Just need to prepare 3 pieces frozen paratha, thaw slightly but not too soft. Spread some butter over 2 pieces and stack up. the pieces. Place it between a plastic sheet dust with some flour to prevent sticking.

Method of rolling out the stacked paratha, folding and rolling into croissant shape

Plain and Nutella Croissant before baking

Ingredient (5 mini croissants)
  • 3 pieces plain frozen paratha
  • butter for spreading
  • beaten egg for glazing
  • some flour for dusting
  • a large piece plastic sheet

  1. Thaw frozen paratha slightly for about 5 mins. Do not leave it till soft as it will become too sticky to handle.
  2. Spread 2 pieces of the paratha with some butter. Stack up the 3 pieces and dust the top piece with some flour.
  3. Place the stacked paratha between a plastic sheet. Roll out into a rectangle shape. 
  4. Make 1/3 fold on the long side. Make another fold on the shorter side. By this time the dough will be on the softer side. Freeze for 5 mins to firm it up.
  5. Place the firm dough between a plastic sheet. Press down firmly to flatten the dough. Roll out into a large rectangle, try to keep the edges as neat as possible. Cut the rolled out dough into 5 triangles and roll into croissant shape. (refer to pic above). Spread some nutella over before rolling up if desired.
  6. Lightly brush the surface with some beaten eggs. Bake in preheated oven at 230 deg for 12 mins. Turn on grill mode and bake for another 5 mins till golden and crisp


The Experimental Cook said...

This is absolutely brilliant! And completely doable too.

lena said...

hi peng, that/s a very clever cheat way of making croissants..and they do look flaky! done within 30 mins summore :D

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Peng,
An interesting way of making croissants! I would never have thought of using paratha dough! :)

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