Butter croissants

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Saf-instant yeast 11g

INGREDIENTS
Serves 6
1 sachet Saf-instant yeast 11g
500g flour
60g sugar
250g unsalted butter for layering
1 egg for coating
225ml milk
1 tsp salt

*For the best results, first bring the ingredients to room temperature.

PREPARATION
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, milk and the Saf-instant yeast, until the mixture forms a consistent dough. Leave to rest for 1h 30 in the fridge, covered with a clean, dampened tea towel. Remove butter from fridge beforehand and wrap in grease-proof paper. Using a rolling pin, spread the butter into a square shaped slab (of approx. 30x30cm) approximately 0.5cm thick. Remove the dough from the fridge and shape it into a 0.5 cm thick rectangle (of approximately 30x60cm). Place the slab of butter on the right-hand half of the dough then fold the left-hand section over it. Fold the edges of the dough in well. Roll the dough to form a new 30x60 cm rectangle and fold into thirds lengthwise so as to form a new rectangle. Leave the dough to rest for 1h in the fridge then repeat the process a second time (rolling and folding the dough into thirds then leaving to rest for 1h).

Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out into a large 0.5cm thick square. Cut into triangles of 10x15x15 cm. Starting from the base, roll the triangles to form croissants. Place the croissants on a baking tray, cover and leave to rest, allowing the croissants to rise. Then, using a pastry brush, coat the croissants with the beaten egg and bake at 170°C until they turn golden (about 20 mins).

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