Homemade Chocolate Croissants

Homemade Chocolate Croissants

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Resting Time: 12-14 hours (overnight) Baking Time: 15-20 minutes Yield: 12 croissants


For the Dough:

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110°F/43°C)
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, thinly sliced

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
  • 1 egg (for egg wash)


Prepare the Dough:

  1. Activate Yeast:
    • In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes until it becomes foamy.
  2. Mix Dough:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast mixture, cold milk, sugar, flour, and salt. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Incorporate Butter:
    • Roll out the dough on a floured surface into a rectangle. Place the thinly sliced cold butter evenly over two-thirds of the rectangle. Fold the uncovered third over the butter, then fold the remaining third over the top (similar to a letter).
  4. Chill Dough:
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Fold and Chill:
    • Roll out the chilled dough into a rectangle, then fold it into thirds. Repeat this process two more times, chilling the dough between each fold.

Assemble and Bake:

  1. Roll and Cut:
    • Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Cut it into smaller rectangles or triangles.
  2. Add Chocolate:
    • Sprinkle chocolate chips or place chopped chocolate at the base of each rectangle or triangle. Roll them up, starting from the wider end.
  3. Proof:
    • Place the rolled croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover and let them proof at room temperature for 2-3 hours, or until doubled in size.
  4. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Egg Wash:
    • Beat an egg and brush it over the tops of the croissants for a golden finish.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the croissants are golden brown and puffed up.
  7. Cool and Enjoy:
    • Allow the chocolate croissants to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

Note: These chocolate croissants are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Serve with a hot cup of coffee or your favorite beverage for a delightful treat.

Enjoy your homemade chocolate croissants!

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