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Basic Croissants

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 2
  Warm water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), scalded
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Milk 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Cream butter with 1/3 cup flour.
Roll mixture between waxed paper to 12x6-inches.
Chill 1 hour or longer.
Soften yeast in water.
Combine next 3 ingredients; cool to lukewarm.
Add yeast and egg; mix well.
Add 3 3/4 cups flour or enough to make soft dough.
Knead on floured surface 5 minutes.
Roll to 14-inch square.
Place chilled butter on one half; fold over other half: seal edges.
Roll to 20x12-inches; seal edges.
Fold in thirds so you have 3 layers.
Roll to 20x12-inches again.
Fold and roll twice more; seal edges.
Fold in thirds to 12x7-inches.
Chill 45 minutes.
Cut dough crosswise in fourths.
Roll each fourth (keep remainder chilled) to 22x7-inches, paper-thin.
Cut in 10 pie-shaped wedges, 4 inches at base and 7 inches long (you'll have an extra 1/2-wedge on each end; put together).
To shape: Begin with base (if dough has shrunk back, pull to original size) and roll loosely toward point.
Place 3 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet, point down; curve ends.
Cover; let double, 30 to 45 minutes.
Beat egg yolk with milk; brush on rolls.
Bake at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Egg
Cook Time: 
12 Minutes

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