Pain Au


Nothing says I love you like croissants, and even more, homemade chocolate croissants (pain au chocolat)!

bread flour granulated sugar instant yeast salt cool water unsalted butter egg semi-sweet chocolate


STEP 1: In a stand mixer with the hook attachment, combine flour, sugar, yeast & salt & pour in water. Mix until dough peels away from the edge of the bowl.

STEP 2: Dust silpat mat with flour & stretch dough into a rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap & place in refrigerator for 4 hours.

STEP 3: Fold parchment paper into an 8x10" rectangle. Slice butter in half lengthwise, place into folded parchment paper & roll into the shape of the paper.

STEP 4: Refrigerate butter for a few minutes, roll out dough to be 16x10", & place butter in the center of dough. Fold extra dough over butter & seal edges together.

STEP 5: Roll dough to be 16x10" & fold into thirds. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for 10 min. Repeat this process 2 more times, cover dough again & refrigerate for 2 hrs.

STEP 6: Remove dough from fridge, allow it to rest for 15 min, then roll out to 24x12”. Trim edges into a perfect rectangle.

STEP 7: Cut in half lengthwise & slice each halve into 8 rectangles. Place chocolate along short end of each rectangle & roll them up.

STEP 8: Place croissants on a lined baking sheet & cover with plastic wrap. Allow them to proof at room temp for 2 hours.

STEP 9: Beat the egg & egg wash the croissants. Bake at 400F for 17 minutes. Allow them to cool before enjoying.

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