Swedish Croissants Recipe

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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


  1. Sift salt into flour. Cream fresh yeast and sugar in a basin until liquid.
  2. Mix milk and water. Stir liquid into yeast mixture.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead till elastic and soft.
  5. Return to bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for 45 minutes. Knead again on floured board.
  6. Divide dough into twelve pieces, shaping them into croissants. Place them on lightly greased baking sheets to rise for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Brush croissants with beaten egg yolk and bake in hot oven of 165°C till golden.
  8. Brush lightly with some butter after taking out from oven. Serve croissants fresh.

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