Croissant Dough

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2¾ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Croissant dough is similar to classic puff pastry dough—butter is folded in the dough to create layers—except that it is also leavened with yeast You must take care not to let the yeast overferment while you’re working with it, or it won’t have any life left when you’re ready to shape the croissants and let them rise. To avoid this, don’t make the dough wait a long time between turns and keep the dough cold as you work with it—this means frequent chilling in the refrigerator When the dough