What’s for dessert ?: Gluten Free: Croissant rolls
I have to admit I was wondering what to call this recipe. They’re not buns, and they’re not croissants either. Original recipe for fast croissants was customized in gluten-free circles (I don’t know who first started the trend) and very quickly became a hit. To be honest, I was expecting fine leafy croissants, the ones I remember from gluten-free days. However, this is not exactly the case. It’s nice, but far from a croissant. So I decided to write a croissant roll in the title, I think that’s the best description.
- 200 g butter
- 300 ml of milk
- 200 ml of water
- 7 g of dry yeast
- 100 ml of oil
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 600 g Schar Mix B flour
- 1 egg (for coating the dough)
Cut the butter into 8 equal parts and place in the freezer. Heat the milk and water and place in a mixing bowl. Add the yeast, a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of flour and mix. Cover and let the yeast activate for 5 minutes. Then add the oil, remaining sugar, salt and flour and knead the dough with the help of a mixer. Initially add 550 g of flour and gradually add the remaining flour as needed until you get a soft dough that does not stick. Cover the pan with cling film and let the dough rise in a warm place for an hour.
Divide the leavened dough into two parts. Take one piece of dough and divide it into five equal balls. Take one ball, roll it to the size of a dessert plate, and grate one frozen butter cube on the dough. Repeat the process with the remaining balls, in a way that you stack layers of dough – butter – dough – butter, etc., and no grated butter goes on the last rolled dough. Then roll everything together into a circle about 8 mm thick, cut into 16 equal parts and shape into croissants. Place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and coat with beaten egg. Bake in an oven preheated to 200°C for about 20 minutes until they get a nice color. Repeat the process with the other part of the dough, which means that you get 32 croissant rolls from the stated amount of ingredients.