Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chocolate Croissant

Making homemade croissant is my biggest challenge. I always looking forward to any great recipe for this fantastic looking bread. I have to thank Elra for this beautiful chocolate croissant recipe. The texture of this croissant is truly amazing! And here's the recipe as follow.

Ingredients :
*
4 tspn instant yeast
3-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tspn salt
1 cup water/milk
*
For butter :
*
500gm butter, softened
1/2 cup cocoa powder (all purpose flour for plain bread)
*
Method :
*
- combine all the dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
- slowly add in water untill a dough is formed, knead till smooth.
- wrap loosely with plastic sheet and let to rest for 1/2 hour.
- then refrigerate for overnight.
- mix butter and cocoa powder untill well combined.
- wrap with plastic sheet by the size of 6-7 inches long.
- then refrigerate for overnight.
- for the folding method please refer here.



- place dough over slightly floured working table, divide dough into half.
- roll out flat each dough and cut into triangle shape.
- make a small notch in the middle of each triangle base.
- and dab all corners with egg glaze then roll it up like a swiss roll.
- make sure the tip is underneath the croissant.

Brush the top with some egg glaze and let to stand for 30 mins. Finally, bake at 190' for about 20 mins.
This is the most gorgeous croissant recipe I've ever tried. Just look at the swirl of the bread! Truly soul satisfying!
I divide the other half into long stripes and then make a simple twist. Let them stand for 30 mins. Brush on egg glaze and sprinkle a dash of sugar. Finally, bake at 190'c for about 30 mins. Another yummy looking bread coming out of my oven. I can't wait to make another batch with plain butter flavour.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, KAK ELRA!

48 comments:

Elra said...

Wow, you did it!
It looks amazing, love those layers showing off like that. Isn't it great to be able to make your own puff pastry. Well done!

Angie's Recipes said...

Kristy, you bake so professionally! Look at all these layers!

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks awesome and indeed the swirls are so adorable..

Peanutts said...

Wow look at all the layers yummm, I have never tried making my own croissant but you have made it look quite easy :) , so should give it a try some time

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Wor wor, this is my all time favourite, your look so delicious, I must make this one day.Thanks for sharing.

Cheah said...

Kristy, this is indeed a challenge, again. 'memang boleh'!

MaryMoh said...

Kristy...Kristy....have you opened a bakery yet! Don't wait any longer. Your croissants look perfect. I'm sure they can sell very well. I wish I can taste some!

Sushma Mallya said...

oh thats a very lovely chocolate flavored croissants...looks yummy..

Anncoo said...

Kristy..this is so perfect! Look at that layers..好厉害哦!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This just proves that you are one incredible baker (I always knew that though). This is one of the hardest things to make and you have done the most amazing job. Look at those perfect crusty layers!!!
*kisses* HH

penny aka jeroxie said...

Oh Wow! I will have that any day. YUm. Good job lovely!

Elizabeth and Jared said...

That really is a CHOCOLATE croissant! Nice twist on the standard "chocolate in the middle" croissant! you have a fantastic blog!

3 hungry tummies said...

They are great! I'm thankful I can't bake like you or i'll be quite huge by now :)

My Little Space said...

Kak Elra : Yes, I made it! yahoooo... Glad that the whole process went perfectly well, otherwise I'll have to throw away the whole thing! hahaha...

Angie : Thank you! That's very kind of you. Come on over, we ave tea together huh!

Sowmya : Thanks alot!

Peanutts : Thanks! Looking forward to your homemade croissants!

Sonia : Hi there, twelcome on board and nice to meet you. Thank you so much for your kind words. Looking forward to your homemade croissants too.

Cheah : Thank you dear!

MaryMoh : Not yet..not yet...Wait-lah! hahaha....

Susha : Hi, thanks for stopping by and nice to meet you. Glad that you like it too. Hope to see you more often.

Annco : Thanks! I just love having this kind of buttery bread.

HH : Thanks alot, daaaahling! I know this is your favourite. I wish I could send some over to you. ((hug hug)) You poor thing!

Penny : Thank you sweetie!

E & J : Hi, welcome on board and nice to meet you. Thank you so much for your nice words. Glad that you like this as well and hope to hear from you more often.

3HT : Ah...right! So, I shouldn't bake too often! haha..

However, hope you all have a wonderful day and sweet dream!

Best Regards,
Kristy

pegasuslegend said...

never had chocolate ones what a great idea they look fantastic!

Trix said...

Folding this kind of dough is definitely tricky but it looks like you have the technique down perfectly! Amazing job, very flaky and nice.

lululu said...

wow, u know what, i have huge crush towards croissant! i can never have enough of this buttery devils!
now u put chocolate into it, and made it from scratch?!?! u r the real devil.

reanaclaire said...

wow...that is utterly outrageous!!! i m very very.. tempted!! can i have one piece now...NOW??? yo... i finally realize i m very wai sik.. super wai sik..haahaa....

Bob said...

Holy crap, those looks sublime!

smallkucing said...

Only thing lacking is a cup of freshly brewed coffee...yum

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Dear,
Just came over from 3hungry tummies. First time here and love this croissant. I so wanna make this sometime. Love your other croissants as well.

Mary said...

I think they serve these in heaven:-). If not they should. These are outrageously wonderful looking.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

You are simply amazing.....this is absolutely stunnigly amazing sweety.....and i missed 2 of ur amazing posts....the sweet potato n cardomon ice cream rocks and so does the sunflower and flax bread ....
You are way way super good sweety.....

Blessed Homemaker said...

Looks good! Your chocolate croissants reminded me of Sgp's chocolate wassant by Provence, really yummy!

I've been procrastinating making croissants (and still am :P). Must really find time to make some soon!

Danielle said...

I'm in heaven looking at these croissants! And impressed too! I never saw a chocolate croissant before. Overnight me a couple of dozen of those okay? You rock!

Claudia said...

Wow you are one brave soul. And you succeeded - so beautifully and chocolatey I might add. My hat goes off to you and your scrumptious croissants!

Joy said...

GAAAAAAAAH and now you torture me with croissants!!!! How do I express my love for croissants, aside from the delicious buttery flaky texture? you just had to kick it up a notch by adding some DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE!!! Kristy you are one bad woman, please marry me WAIT I MEAN...these hunger pains are making me crazy :(

My Little Space said...

Claudia : Thank you! Hopefully, you'l find some time for this!

Trix : Yeah, this is a sweaty task! But worth it though!

Lulu : Then you're my angel! haha...

Claire : Aha..you're grounded! Cause you look so pretty with your make up on and you shouldn't be over eating! 'wei sek po'!

Bob : I believe you can make this as good as I did! Have fun!

Kucing : Yeah, you're SO right!

CLessie : HI there, welcome to my little space and nice to meet you. Hope you'll find something interesting here and hope to hear from you more often.

Mary : I'm not sure but seems like everybody is liking it! hehe...

Vanilla : Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad that you like it too.

BHomemaker : Yeah, I know what you mean... Sometimes, just too lazy to get started!

Danielle : Yeah, I will but many next round! hehe...

Claudia : Thank you, daaahling! That's very kind of you. Hope that I could send them over.

Joy : hahaha... you're just so funny! You'll won't laugh once you think of your 'muffin top'! hahaha....

Hope you guys have a wonderful day!

Cheers always,
Kristy

Jeannie said...

Wow, you are very hardworking to make your own croissants. I dare not even think of trying! Beautiful scrumptious pictures.

CheapAppetite said...

I love chocolate croissant. Yours look so yummy.

The Sudden Cook said...

Wow! These looks great - did you watch the movie It's Complicated - there is a scene there where she makes croissant....wow - were they way to make?

Shirley said...

You are one talented baker Kristy! This leaves me speechless.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I love this chocolate croissants. I meant to follow you yesterday but my son was cranky and i had to run.
Hey,
You have an award waiting for you at my blog. Dunno if it is your kind of thing but your blog is award-worthy!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What could be better than a croissant? A chocolate one! How heavenly! They look perfect Kristy! Have a great weekend! XO

My Little Space said...

Jeannie : Thanks so much! No worries, I know there's lots of these kind of bread available everywhere in KL! No need to make your own. hehe... No one dare to sell this kind of classy bakery in small town like mine. So, I've to make my own.

Tana : Thank you! I'm sure it won't cost you a single cent if I send you a batch of 6! hahaha.... Yes, FOC, won't effect your budget at all! haha...

TSCook : Nope, sorry! Haven't seen that movie before. Yes, sweaty task!

Shirley : Thank you very much!

Cool Lassie : Wow, an award for me! Thanks a million! REally appreciate it.

Reeni : Come over for tea some time and bring along your bread, daaahling! And I share my croissants with you. hehe....

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend and have fun!

Best Regards,
Kristy

Chow and Chatter said...

wow so impressive

Anna said...

Bravo for you that made it. I always feel so intimidated by how it's done. It Looks beautiful.

Lyndsey said...

You are incredibly talented (of course I already knew that). I love the chocolate twist on the chocolate croissant. They are beautiful!!! I still want to live next door to you!

Elin said...

Kristy..you should open your own bakery now :)) Fantastic I wish I have the time to make such beautiful sould satisfying one . Thanks for sharing. Now busy with work project. Will make this definitely one day.

citronetvanille said...

Your croissants are amazing! so beautiful and mouth watering. I have never tasted that type of chocolate croissant, you should sell them, ship them and send me one...or two...or a box of 12. hmmmmm

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Looks lovely. My kids love making croissants and I usually get pre-made pastry. I've also considered using puff. This would go down a treat.......

Katy ~ said...

These are simply AMAZING..so truly beautiful!!!

My Little Space said...

Rebecca : Thanks!

Anna : Thanks alot! It's a kind of sweaty task. But worth though.

Lyndsey : Thanks so much! Wish that we can have tea together some time huh!

Elin : haha...Thanks so much for your nice words. Yeah, you should try this if you need a good work out! haha....

Silvia : What should I do? Freeze the breads and then FedEx over to you! hehe....

Kitchen Butterfly : Hi there, welcome to my little space and nice to meet you. Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope to hear from you more often.

Katy : Thank you! We have tea together some time, with these. OK!

Well, ladies, hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Cheers Always,
Kristy

alwayswinner786 said...

They look amazing! I think it will be more delicious in its every twist and turns.
Enjoy a lovely weekend.

cherry potato said...

看哦,这巧克力牛角包,让人看了欲罢不能.真有你的,

Divina Pe said...

I love croissant. But with chocolate, how could I say no. I love thm.

Belinda @zomppa said...

As usual, baking genius. Hmm.....with a cup of cocoa. They look so delightfully flaky!

wendyywy said...

Homemade croissants... something that I'd put on hold til I get my marble table :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...