Croissant is a preparation based on puff dough cut into a triangle and rolled up on itself so as to form a kind of cannelloni which is then curved into a crescent and baked in the oven. It can be sweet or salty. The croissant is very common in French cuisine, however its origin is Austrian; it seems that it dates back to the time of the Turkish siege, in 1683. Here's how to prepare croissants using fresh puff pastry:
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a fairly thin sheet.
- Then, with a smooth pasta cutter, cut triangles (they have to have a base of 10 cm).
- If desired, spread the triangles with a layer of apricot jam (or other flavor to taste). To enrich the filling, you can add mixed candied fruit, in small cubes.
- Starting from the base, roll up the triangles on the filling, forming cannelloni and fixing the tips of the triangles on the underlying dough (preferably with a little egg white) .Then give the cannelloni a crescent shape and brush with some yolk. Sprinkle with sugar, place them on the oven plate and cook in a hot oven at 200° for about 15-20 minutes.