Croissant ( Test: Book fold )

27 Jan

I tested to see how the crumb turned out when I folded the dough using Book fold method.

At first, I fold my rolling-butter like this: This is the best way for me to fold the rolling-butter neatly. One of my friend told me this method. I am very happy with this.


Book fold is like this: ( I did this book fold 2 times instead of  a letter fold 3 times that I always use)


Here is the result of 2 x a book fold↓

Here is the result of  3 x a  letter fold ↓

I thought that the book fold one would have more open crumb  than the letter fold one, however,  all of the book fold croissants had more open crumb to compare to the letter fold croissants that I made.     It is too early to judge which is better for me to use. I will continue to test and practice this book fold method.

By the way, I also tested the way how to stretch the croissant dough before shaping . I always use a roling-pin to stretch a croissant dough.

Here is the picture of the croissant that I stretched it by hand before shaping. I stretched it lightly only once.

Pulling the dough by hand seems having a bit of problem to have nice honey crumb.


Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Croissant


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5 responses to “Croissant ( Test: Book fold )

  1. K

    January 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Akiko,

    I love your second last photo because they are perfect – round and upward spring instead of side way. Keep whatever work for you then you can bake more consistent result. Very good job! My computer is almost shut down again will write more.


    • Akiko

      February 2, 2012 at 3:03 am

      Hi K,
      Thank you so much, K! That is really pity to hear that your computer has not been doing well. What is wrong with it? I keep working on more croissants until I decide which one is the best for me and my family. Thank you again!!


  2. Piper Knesek

    February 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’d constantly want to be update on new posts on this internet site , saved to fav! .


    • Akiko

      February 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

      Hello Piper,
      Thank you so much for your nice comment, which is very encouraging !!


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