Classic Butter Croissants – A classic recipe for flaky and crispy French butter croissants with step by step instructions
I have some great news to share today! As you may or may not have seen on my Facebook page, I’ve been working on filming my first online course for Skillshare! Ahh! If you haven’t heard of Skillshare, here’s a quote that sums it up pretty nicely:
Skillshare is a global learning community for creators. Anyone can take thousands of online classes or even teach a class themselves
When I was approached about becoming a teacher, the thought overwhelmed me. I have no idea how to shoot or edit video! But I love talking about food and teaching others how to make it. So I asked tons of questions and received lots of support from the people at Skillshare. They told me the best way to start out as a teacher is to do their monthly challenge.
For the challenge, new teachers in all categories submit their first class and whoever gets the most people enrolled, wins! Moreover, Skillshare provides milestones each week that will help you meet your goal of publishing your first class. That’s really what hooked me. I liked the idea that I would be held accountable to a timeline. Otherwise, who knows when I would have found the time to do this.
I decided to teach a class on croissants. After all, it’s what started the blog in the first place. I talk more about that here.
It’s been a long process but I’ve finally finished filming and editing the class and published it yesterday!!
I’ve included the recipe and instructions below, but it you want to see me make them and give you some extra tips, you can enroll in my class. You need to have a membership to watch, which is $12/month. But have no fear… I have two special ways you can sign up:
- The first 20 people to sign up with this link get access to my class FOR FREE!
- If all the free enrollments are gone or if you want a three-month premium membership, which will get you access to all the Skillshare classes – crafting, photography, cooking, you name it – you can get access for only $0.99 by using this link. I get commission for every person who signs up for a premium membership so thank you so much for supporting my passion!
As I mentioned above, I am competing in a monthly challenge for new teachers. Whichever new teacher gets the most people enrolled into their class, gets a $1,000 gift card! Please share this link with any of your friends who’ve been wanting to try croissants but never had the confidence to try. I promise you’ll see how easy they are and feel empowered to try for yourself.
Since you guys are so wonderful, I can’t leave you hanging without some tips on making these croissants – you know how much I love giving ya’ll tips!
- They are really not that difficult to make! I swear! They just take time. You need to give yourself about 3 days to get them done since the dough needs to rest overnight a couple times.
- Read every step carefully! I can’t tell you how important that is. The steps are sooo detailed so you need to understand what you’re going to accomplish with each step.
- Whenever cold ingredients are required, make sure they are really cold – straight-from-the-fridge cold. Cold ingredients are key to getting a crispy, flaky croissant.
- You can add any filling to these croissants. After you finishing making the triangles, but before you roll them, add whatever filling you want to the short side of the triangle. and then roll them up.
- You don’t need to have a stand mixer to make the dough. You’ll just have to mix and knead by hand.
- If I could only recommend one special tool for making croissants, it would have to be a rolling pin. There is absolutely no way I could make these croissants comfortably if I didn’t have my rolling pin. You will use it A LOT!
Here are all the kitchen tools and serveware that I used in this post. For each item that is sold, I receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting the brands that support CPA!
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