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Whole Wheat Croissants Recipe

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1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
3 cups of whole wheat flour
cup butter, melted and cooled
3 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour
1 cup (1/2 lb.) firm butter

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Add milk, salt, honey, egg and 2 cups of whole wheat flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in melted and cooled butter. Set aside.

In another large bowl, stir together 1 cup whole wheat flour and 3 cups unbleached or all-purpose flour. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in 1 cup (1/2 lb.) firm butter until particles are the size of peas.

Pour the yeast batter into the butter-flour mixture and gently stir just until all the flour is evenly moistened. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 4 days.

Turn dough out onto a well floured board and knead for about 5 minutes. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Working with 1 part at a time (keep remaining dough covered in refrigerator) roll on a well-floured board into a 17 inch circle. Dough will be stiff. Using a sharp knife, cut circle into 8 equal wedges. For each croissant, loosely roll wedge into point. Shape each roll into a crescent and place with point down 1 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at room temperature in a draft free place until doubled, about 2 hours. Brush rolls with 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon. water. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 min. or until lightly browned.




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