Croissants are very delicious. They are not the best food if you are trying to lose weight. But don`t forget that the Frenchmen have them for breakfast on regular basis and they are maybe the thinnest nations of all. This is probably due to the fact that they adore red whine which in moderate consumption is known for its rejuvenating effect and anti-oxidant properties.
It is also important to remember that it is better to eat the carbohydrates in the morning in order to have enough time to burn the extra calories.
Besides the home-made croissants contain butter and eggs, which are recently acknowledged to be healthy foods. So check out this delicious croissant recipe:
1 cup of milk
3/4 cup of warm water
1 whole egg+1 yolk
1 tbsp. of sugar
1 pack of dry yeast powder /7gr./
4 cup of flour
1 tsp. of salt
250 gr. /about 9 ounces/ cold hard salt-free butter
Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the milk, the sugar, the egg and stir. Put the flour and the salt in a kitchen robot. Cut the butter in cubes and add it to the flour. Pulse 8 times /most of the robots include this option/. Add the dry mixture to the liquid ingredients. Mix with silicone spatula carefully – don`t knead the dough. Cover it and put it in the fridge for one night.
In the next day take out the dough and dust it with flour. Roll it out and fold it in two. Than repeat this two more times. Roll it out and try to make a rectangle whose short side is about 20 cm.
Cut it in triangles and roll it in croissant shape starting from one of the sides and not from an angle. You could put a filling in it according to your personal taste – jam or yellow cheese etc. After you are ready leave the croissants rising until they become double in size. Spread the yolk and some crystal sugar over them. Bake them at 200 degrees until they are red. Enjoy!