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Easy Croissants Recipe

Recipe Source: Simply Scratch These are not the authentic way of making croissants. It is a super easy way to make croissant. Any one can make and comes out perfect every time.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Servings 10 to 12


  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 ½ cup 180 grams
  • Warm Milk - ½ cup 120 ml
  • Sugar - 3 tblsp
  • Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Cold Unsalted Butter - 180 grams 14 tblsp butter
  • Egg - 1
  • Milk - 2 tblsp



    • Take yeast, sugar and warm milk in a bowl. Set aside for 5 mins.
    • Now take flour, salt, in a bowl and mix well.
    • Add in butter and rub it into the flour using your fingers. Dont over work just work it into the flour.
    • Now add in yeast mix and use a spatula to bring the dough together.
    • Spoon the dough into a parchment lined work surface and gently roll it.
    • Now fold from both the longest end. No fold from other opposite side too. Refer image.
    • Now cover the dough and chill for 30 mins.
    • Now roll it again seam side down and repeat the same process. for 4 to 5 times. If the butter gets so soft put it back in fridge for 30 mins.
    • When you keep rolling the dough will get super soft and smooth.
    • Now cover it up and put this in fridge overnight.
    • Next day roll the dough out into a 10x16 inch rectangle.
    • Cut 8 triangles and make a small incision at the base of the triangle.
    • Starting at the bottom, widest part of the triangle and loosely roll towards the narrow point of the dough.
    • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    • Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1 to 2 hours.
    • During the last 10 mins of rising. Preheat oven to 425 degree F or 220 Degree C.
    • Before baking, beat the egg and 1 tablespoon of whole milk and use a pastry brush to coat the top and sides with the egg wash
    • Bake the croissant for 10 mins then lower the temp to 375 degree F or 190 degree C and bake for 5 to 6 mins more.
    • Rotate the pan to ensure even baking and browning. Watch carefully so they do not burn.
    • Remove and cool for 5 mins before serving.
    • Enjoy with butter or jam.
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