• prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 14 hr
  • total: 15 hr
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  • Summary

    It's important not to try to halve this recipe. When you need only a half recipe of dough, as for the pains au chocolat, use the rest of the dough for a batch of Parma braids or a princess ring. Or make a double recipe of those irresistible chocolate croissants and share them with friends. One batch of this dough is enough for 24 plain croissants, 32 chocolate croissants, 16 Parma braids, or 2 princess rings. Active time: 1 hr Start to finish: 14 hr

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk, heated to warm (105°F–110°F)
    • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast (from two 1/4-oz packages)
    • 3 3/4 to 4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    • 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) cold unsalted butter
    • 2 kitchen towels (not terry cloth)
    • 1 ruler
    • 1 pastry brush
    • a standing electric mixer with dough hook, 2 kitchen towels (not terry cloth), a ruler, a pastry brush

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2472 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 147 g 226.44%
    • Saturated Fat: 90 g 450.2%
    • Trans Fat: 6 g %
    • Cholesterol: 389 mg 129.59%
    • Sodium: 3012 mg 125.5%
    • Calcium: 331 mg 33.12%
    • Potassium: 385 mg 11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 13 mg 73.69%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 252 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 30.72%
    • Sugar: 36 g
    • Protein: 37 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 88.17%
    • Vitamin C 0.05%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat29
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch14
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total18 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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