Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cheddars Inspired Croissants with Honey Butter [gift-card giveaway]

Croissants, Cheddars Scratch Kitchen, Honey Buttered Croissants

If you read my previous post about the Cheddars Scratch Kitchen experience, then you know about their killer honey buttered croissants. I immediately wanted to attempt to make that recipe. I looked up croissant recipes online and got to cookin'. The recipes that I followed were from Gustav S. at Snapguide and Nancy Silverton at Epicurious. There are different croissant doughs, but I was looking for a quick one to enjoy immediately. The croissants turned out amazing, I used Isigny Ste. Mere's unsalted butter and you can really taste the difference.

DoughIngredients:
3 3/4 Cups Flour
1 1/2  Cups Whole Milk, warmed at room temperature
1 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp Dry yeast
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
Unsalted Butter, shaved
1 egg for egg wash

Honey butter spread:
Butter
Honey
Sugar


In a see-through bowl, mix warm milk, sugar and yeast. Cover without moving container until it foams. Then, add flour and salt. Mix everything together with a spoon until dough is smooth. Transfer dough to surface, and knead adding flour as needed. Form dough into a rectangular form, add shaved butter to one side of form, then fold over once. Fold over twice more, from the sides and wrap in clothe or plastic wrap and store in freezer a bit(to allow butter to stay cool).
Croissants, Cheddars Scratch Kitchen, Honey Buttered Croissants

Take the dough out of freezer and re-do the folding process, add more butter if you want. Wrap dough once more and store in freezer for 20-30 min. In the meantime, ready the sheet pan by lining it with aluminum paper or pan lining and spray with oil. Remove the dough from freezer, and roll/stretch to a thin rectangular form. Cut Isosceles triangles(yes, we're doing a little math here).

Roll the triangles starting at the bottom to the tip and place on pan. Cover with cloth and let rice; turn oven to 350 degrees. Using a brush, put the egg wash on top of each croissant. Then add to oven; cook for 10-15 min. Serve with honey butter, either melted or as a spread.


Croissants, Cheddars Scratch Kitchen, Honey Buttered Croissants



This month, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen will be Hosting the Hosts: Providing a Fresh Start to the New Year. They are giving you a chance to honor your loved one(s) with a scratch made meal. Say bye bye to the kitchen for the day and go enjoy the quality of scratch made goodness,  and time with your loved one(s) at Cheddars Scratch Kitchen.

Cheddars Scratch Kitchen has partnered with me to give not one, not two, but four gift cards to some local residents. In order to enter this giveaway you must be a resident of Houston, Texas. All entrants not from Houston will be disqualified. 

Update: 02/12/2016 Congratulations to Abreeta, Brittany, Rachel and Trey on winning the gift cards. Thank you for entering and reading, we hope you enjoy your scratch made meal.
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