Croissant ( I tested about shaping)

14 Jan

How do you shape your croissant dough? I tested 2 ways to see how they turned out.

I stretch the dough out before shaping.  But I was wondering which way is the best way to have beautiful crumb?

H)  Stretch it out with my hands.

I  stretch the dough using my both hands only once.

When I stretch the dough 2 or 3 times to expand the dough, The croissant came out like this..

R) Stretch it out with a rolling pin.

I roll the dough with a rolling-pin a couple of times, but I don’t roll the top of the triangle part, which will be too thin if you roll it.  Rolling a couple of times doesn’t affect to the crumb when I use a rolling-pin.

After stretching the dough out,I brush some water on the surface  and  roll the dough very gently.

The result



    I will keep testing this for interest.

When you see your croissant like this before baking,

More likely I get  crumb like the picture below.

To avoid the crumb, I should place the top of the triangle dough under the bottom.

To post this croissant recipe, I need more time. When I took a look at my note,  I am still wondering how thick the dough should be when I fold the dough to have nice layers.

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Posted by on January 14, 2012 in Croissant


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4 responses to “Croissant ( I tested about shaping)

  1. K

    January 17, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Hi Akiko,

    I also use rolling pin too but it may seem strange for some others but it works fine for me so I just don’t mind the rolling pin methods at all. The others things is that my hand is too warm and most of time stretching using hand warm up my dough so much which I don’t like at all. You ponit out a good points here and thank you.


    • Akiko

      January 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      Hi K,
      Your welcome,and thank you for your experiment for shaping croissants! I am happy to hear that you use the same method that I do. I am learning a lot from you. Thank you so much,


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    • Akiko

      February 6, 2012 at 2:28 am

      Hello Deandre,
      I really appreciate for your very kind words! It is pity that I only can say ” Thank you!” Thank you so much!



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