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Artisan Black Croissant

Croissant made with a dark and rich cocoa

Servings40 Portions
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8 Hours
Finishing Time: 15 Minutes
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For the Black Croissant Dough
  • 1000g – High Protein Flour
  • 20g – Instant dry yeast
  • 80g – deZaan Artisan Black Cocoa powder
  • 90g – Sugar
  • 20g – Salt
  • 550g – Cold water
  • 90 – Unsalted butter
  • 50g – Full cream milk powder
  • 500g – Sheet Butter

(Ratio 1.5 Kg Dough : 500g Butter Sheet)

  1. In a spiral mixer, mix all ingredients except sheet butter on low speed for 2 minutes until well combined.
  2. Increase the speed to high speed and mix until gluten is 80% developed. The final dough temperature should be 24 deg C – 26 deg C
  3. Roll the dough into 8mm thickness (30 x 40cm).
  4. Wrap the dough and cool in the freezer for 30minutes or until the dough temperature is 10 deg C.
  5. Roll butter sheet into 8mm thickness (30 x 20cm) and make sure the temperature is 15 deg C.
  6. Fold the butter sheet into the dough.
  7. Laminate the dough with 1x single fold and 1x double fold.
  8. Rest the dough in the freezer for 20 minutes. Keep the dough temperature in 10 – 15 deg C.
  9. Roll the dough into 3mm thickness and cut into triangle shape of 28 x 10 cm.
  10. Shape the dough into croissant.
  11. Proof the dough at 30 deg C / 75% humidity for 105 – 120 minutes.
  12. Bake at 175 deg C using convection oven for 18 minutes.


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