Golden Morning Croissants


Awaken your senses to the exquisite taste of Golden Morning Croissants, a staple of French patisserie. These buttery, flaky pastries are a testament to the art of baking, offering layers of delicate dough that melt in your mouth. Perfect for a luxurious breakfast or as an elegant accompaniment to your coffee, these croissants are sure to transport you to the charming cafés of Paris with each bite.

Golden Morning Croissants

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 2 hours (including dough resting)
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields: 12 croissants
  • Serving Size: 1 croissant

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 230 kcal
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 5 g


  • All-Purpose Flour: 500 g (17.6 oz)
  • Milk: 250 ml (8.5 oz)
  • Granulated Sugar: 50 g (1.8 oz)
  • Unsalted Butter, cold and cubed: 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • Instant Yeast: 10 g (0.35 oz)
  • Salt: 5 g (0.2 oz)
  • Egg (for egg wash)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
  2. Gradually add milk to form a dough. Knead until smooth.
  3. Roll out the dough and distribute cubes of butter over it. Fold and roll several times to create layers.
  4. Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  5. Roll out the dough again and cut into triangles.
  6. Roll each triangle from the base to the tip to form a croissant shape.
  7. Place on a baking sheet, cover, and let rise for 1 hour.
  8. Brush with beaten egg and bake at 200°C (400°F) for 20 minutes, or until golden.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Keep all ingredients, especially the butter, as cold as possible for flakier layers.
  • Be gentle when rolling out the dough to maintain the layers.
  • Allow sufficient time for the dough to rest and rise for the best texture.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these croissants in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the dough a day ahead and refrigerate overnight.

How can I store leftover croissants?

Keep them in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze for longer storage.

Can I add fillings to the croissants?

Absolutely! Try chocolate, almond paste, or ham and cheese for a delicious twist.