night before

  1. Proof your Croissants (8-10 hours before baking)
  • Pull croissants out of freezer and place no more than 8 on a parchment (not wax paper) lined cookie sheet, spaced out enough so that they can triple in size.
  • Make sure butter are paired with butter and chocolate are paired with chocolate
  • You can put less than 8 on a tray, but no more than 8.  If there are less than 8 on a tray, be aware of baking time, as they will bake faster.
  • Depending on the temperature of your house, we suggest letting these sit overnight on your counter for 8-10 hours at a 72-74 degree house.   Do not cover croissants.   Do not proof in fridge.   Keep away from pets :).

morning of

2. Preheat oven to 325-350 (depending on how hot your oven is and how crispy you like your croissants).   We go for a temperature of 325 at the cafe, and bake ours for 24 minutes.

3. Egg wash Croissants

  • Make the egg wash by simply beating an egg in a bowl or cup.  You don’t need to add anything to this mixture.  We suggest 1 egg will cover 2 trays of 8 pastries.
  • Very gently, with a pastry brush, brush on egg wash.   The croissants will be very delicate at this point, so it is not important to fully or perfectly cover them, but to just get a thin layer of wash over the tops and sides.

4.  Place croissants on middle rack in preheated oven and let bake for 24-27 minutes.   Again, the range depends on your oven and how crispy you like your croissants.  I like the chocolate ones done a little less, so I would pull them out at the 24 minute mark.   You’re looking for a dark golden brown colour on your pastry.

5. Let cool (or not), and ENJOY!   If you choose, dust the chocolate croissants with a bit of icing sugar 5 minutes after they come out of the oven.

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