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Old 06-13-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Crossiants vs pie dough?

I have made a few pie from scratch and I am wondering if there is any additional ingredients that differentiate the to. Or is a croissant basically a folded pie crust coated with maybe some butter , and desert glazes like sugar , chocolate ...etc

And if the ingredients are the same then is the cook time and temperature normally the same.


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Old 06-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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Croissant dough is made with yeast like bread.

It is rolled, spread with butter, folded over, rolled again, spread with butter, this is repeated numerous times to create the signature croissant flaky texture. This type of dough is called laminated dough.

Laminated dough made with an unleavened dough (like pie dough) is puff pastry.

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Croissant dough and pie dough have very little in common besides the flour and butter
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what bakechef said, and jenny, umm, kind of snorted at you. (c'mn, jenny. us rookies that have only watched tv shows, which is why i agreed with bakechef, need your expert input.)
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