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                              EASY CROISSANTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Warm milk
    1       t            Sugar
    1       tb           Yeast
    1       c            Flour
      3/4   c            Milk, room temperature
    1 1/2   ts           Salt
      1/4   c            Sugar
    1                    Egg, beaten
      1/2   c            Butter melted and cooled
    4       c            Flour
    1       c            Cold butter
    1                    Egg, beaten with cold water
 
   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. Makes 24 - 32.
   
   Source:  Among Friends Converted by MMCONV vers. 1.10
  
 
 
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