Ingredients: Serves 6-8
- 750g plain sifted flour
- 2 1/2 tsp salt
- 15g lard
- 30g (1oz) fresh yeast
- 1 level tbsp soft brown sugar
- 300ml water
- 150ml tepid milk
- Pinch of all-spice
- 1 beaten egg
- Sift salt into flour. Cream fresh yeast and sugar in a basin until liquid.
- Mix milk and water. Stir liquid into yeast mixture.
- Make a well in the centre of flour, pour yeast mixture. Sprinkle some the flour over yeast from edges of basin until yeast bubbles form.
- Mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead till elastic and soft.
- Return to bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Knead again on floured board.
- Divide dough into twelve pieces, shaping them into croissants. Place them on lightly greased baking sheets to rise for 15-20 minutes.
- Brush croissants with beaten egg yolk and bake in hot oven of 165°C till golden.
- Brush lightly with some butter after taking out from oven. Serve croissants fresh.
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