Authentic French Croissants

Bolster your croissant confidence and make the viennoiserie¬Ěs of your dreams!
Servings 8 croissants
Calories 289kcal
Author La Cuisine Paris


For the dough (détrempe)

  • 250 grams pastry flour
  • 5 grams fine sea salt
  • 35 grams sugar
  • 1 packet fresh yeast cake (or 5 grams of instant yeast)
  • 115 grams lukewarm water
  • 25 grams melted butter

For the butter package

  • 125 grams unsalted European butter

For the egg wash

  • 1 egg lightly beaten

For the sugar syrup

  • 100 grams water
  • 50 grams sugar


Dough scraps can be brushed with a little cinnamon and brown sugar, rolled up, and baked as mini cinnamon rolls.
Having a spray water bottle handy to create steam in the oven helps to keep the moisture locked in.
And, if you find yourself in Paris, I implore you to take a class (or two!) at La Cuisine Paris. It was the highlight of my European vacation, and they offer incredible classes on a variety of topics. They also have a very helpful croissant cheat sheet on their blog!


Serving: 0g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg