Easy Croissants Recipe

Easy Croissants Recipe

This simplified croissant recipe will have you baking croissants like a pro. Flaky, buttery, and deliciously authentic, yet so easy to make!

Prep Time: 20 minutes + chilling time

Cooking Time: 15-18 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes


  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3.  1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  4.  1 teaspoon salt
  5.  1 cup unsalted butter, cold
  6.  2/3 cup milk, cold
  7.  1 egg for egg wash


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
  2.  Cut the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the flour mixture. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour until you have a coarse, crumbly mixture.
  3.  Gradually add the cold milk and mix until a dough forms.
  4.  Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it briefly, just until it comes together
  5. . Roll the dough into a rectangle, then fold it into thirds like a letter.
  6.  Repeat the rolling and folding process two more times.
  7. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight
  8. . Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  9.  Roll out the dough into a large rectangle. Cut it into triangles.
  10. Roll each triangle tightly, starting from the wide end, to form croissants.
  11. Place the croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. Beat the egg and brush it over the croissants for a golden finish.
  13. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the croissants are golden brown and flaky.
  14.  Enjoy your freshly baked, buttery croissants!
    (including chilling time)

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 350°F/175℃ for 3 minutes while you brush the rolls with egg wash
  2. Now put the rolls into the Air Fryer. Put the rolls in a single layer and prevent them from touching
  3. Cook for 7 minutes or until golden brown and completely cooked


How should croissants be stored?
Store these handmade croissants in a container that can seal tightly. They keep well for up to a week and are still wonderful the next day.

Their shelf life will be extended to around 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.

Are croissants freezer-friendly?

After baking, croissants can absolutely be frozen. Similar to numerous other pastry or bread recipes, these freeze admirably and can be thawed at room temperature in less than an hour.

On the other hand, I would advise against freezing croissant dough or unbaked croissants. While many bread doughs may be stored for up to two weeks, there’s always the possibility that the yeast won’t make it.


*Instant yeast may be substituted.  Rise time may need to be reduced by 10 to 15 minutes.  You’ll know your dough is done rising when it has doubled in volume.

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