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Vegan Croissants

I have this theory that those who don't care for croissants just haven't experienced the the real thing: the flaky outer crust shattering as you sink your teeth in, releasing a buttery aroma and uncovering a heavenly tender, fluffy, rich interior. At the end of the experience you might have to get up and shake yourself off. Many croissants start out this way but after about a day they turn into croisoggies as they quickly stale and don't have quite the same effect on the palate.

A croissant is a variation of laminated dough that starts out as dough wrapped around a buttery core. Samurai swords are made in a much similar way with molten metal being wrapped around a red hot iron core. Coincidence? I think not! This dough is folded and wrapped around itself to the point of where there are several dozen layers of fat and dough. When baked, steam is released and trapped between the layers which provides a leavening lift as well as flaky goodness. This Vegan Croissant recipe features a mix of Vegan Butter and shortening to mimic the similar fat content of butter. Do not use tub margarine for croissants if you don't want to waste your time. It's all about having a high-fat Vegan Butter so there's more distinction between the fat and dough layers.

Making croissants is much easier than it looks but does take about six hours in the kitchen due to having to work with the dough at specific intervals. I recommend tackling these when you're going to be around the house anyway doing chores, wash, cleaning your guns, etc. That way you can just duck into the kitchen from time to time to get to the next step. You'll be rewarded with some of the finest vegan croissants this side of the Atlantic.

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Vegan Croissant Recipe

For the dough

1 Tablespoon active-dry yeast
1 ¼ cups non-dairy milk, warm

1 ½ cups bread flour
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt

2 Tablespoons (27 grams) Regular Vegan Butter or non-hydrogenated stick margarine

For the Vegan Butter square

1 ¼ cups (269 grams) Regular Vegan Butter or non-hydrogenated stick margarine, cut into 1 Tablespoon-size pieces and cold (do not use tub margarine)
¼ cup (54 grams) Vegan Shortening or store bought shortening (½ stick), cut into 1 Tablespoon-size pieces and cold
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the dough wash

1 Tablespoon soy milk
1 Tablespoon amber agave syrup

1) Activate the yeast

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the yeast and warm non-dairy milk. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes so the yeast activates.

2) Whisk together the dry ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the bread flour and 1 ¼ cups of the all-purpose flour, sugar and salt.

If using an electric stand mixer

Add the non-dairy milk mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add the flour mixture and knead until the dough forms a sticky ball, about 5 minutes. Add the 2 Tablespoons of Vegan Butter, one Teaspoon at a time and mix the dough as you did above for another 5 minutes or until the dough forms a smooth sticky ball. If the dough is too wet and doesn't come away from the sides of the bowl, add the remaining ¼ cup of all-purpose flour in 1 Tablespoon increments until you get the desired texture.

If mixing by hand

Add the non-dairy milk mixture to a medium mixing bowl. Add the flour mixture and knead on a lightly floured surface for about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture back to the medium mixing bowl, add the Vegan Butter in ½ Tablespoon pieces and use a mixing spoon to stir the dough in a circular motion. Switch stirring directions a couple times to thoroughly develop the gluten until the mixture forms a sticky ball, about 5 more minutes.  If the dough is too wet and doesn't come away from the sides of the bowl, add the remaining ¼ cup of all-purpose flour in 1 Tablespoon increments until you get the desired texture.

3) Refrigerate the croissant dough to relax the gluten

Roll the dough into a ball and use a sharp knife to cut an X shape into the top, extending halfway through the dough. Place the dough in a medium mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap or place a plate on top and refrigerate for at least two hours.

4) Prepare the Vegan Butter square

In a medium mixing bowl add the 2 ½ sticks of Vegan Butter pieces, the half stick of shortening pieces, 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour, lemon juice and mix on low until just combined. Place the mixture on a sheet of plastic wrap and use a bench scraper to shape to a rough 7 inch square. Wrap the Vegan Butter square in the plastic wrap and shape it to a more accurate square. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

Margarine Square

5) Place your vegan butter square on the rolled out dough and make an envelope

Place the dough on a lightly floured surface, coat your rolling pin with four and roll out along the X to 11 inches square. Roll three times in each direction using long even strokes, dusting your rolling pin with flour as necessary. Remove the Vegan Butter from the plastic wrap and place it diagonally on top of the dough.

Place margarine diagonally on dough

Fold the corners of the dough over the Vegan Butter as if you're wrapping it like a gift. Pinch the dough ends together to seal.

Fold the corners of the dough over the margarine

6) Roll out the dough and make your turns

Use a rolling pin to lightly tap the dough, starting from the center and working your way towards the edges until the square becomes bigger. This helps make the fat pliable so it can be rolled with the dough. Carefully roll the dough out to 14 inches square. Feel free to dust the dough with flour if it begins to stick to anything.

Roll the dough out to 14 inches square

Fold the dough in three folds like a tri-fold business letter. This is known as a turn in the laminated dough world.

Fold the dough

Fold the dough like a tri-fold business letter

Now turn the dough 180 degrees and fold it in three folds again so it turns into a square. This counts as another turn.

Turn the dough 180 degrees and fold again

Fold the dough like a tri-fold business letter

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it from one hour to three days. The refrigeration allows the fats to resolidify and the gluten in the dough to relax. This causes the dough to become more pliable and elastic while maintaining its strength. Now is a great time to take a break for a day or so if you need to. It's important to not let the dough sit in the refrigerator for more than 3 days because it can start to discolor.

7) Continue building layers with your turns

Repeat Step 6 again so you have a total of four turns. This will give you a total of 243 layers of fat and dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for one hour again as you did in Step 6.

8) Roll out the croissant dough and cut to size

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out onto a liberally floured surface to a 20 inch square. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 2 rectangles then cut each rectangle into thirds so you have 6 small rectangles. Cut each small rectangle diagonally to make 12 triangles.

Roll the dough out to 20 inches square.

Cut each small rectangle diagonally to make 12 triangles

9) Stretch the dough piece into a perfect triangle

Pick one of the dough triangles up with one hand holding the short side and the other hand holding the sharp tip. Carefully stretch the triangle so it's about one inch longer than it was originally so the sides are symmetrical. Flip the triangle upside-down when placing it back on the countertop. Do this with the remaining triangles. Note: the side of the dough facing up will be smoother than the side that's facing down and will have a lesser tendency to stick to your countertop while forming. This will result in croissants that look as perfect as possible.

Stretch the dough triangle into symmetrical shape

10) Cut your croissant dough to ensure a perfect crescent

Cut a 1 inch slit into the middle of the short side of a dough triangle. Fold the dough away from the slit outwards. This makes it easier to form the croissant into a crescent shape. Do this with the remaining triangles.

Cut a 1 inch slit into the middle of the triangle

11) Roll the croissants

Roll the triangle from the short side along its length using both hands pushing away from you. Leave ¼ of dough tip unrolled. Transfer the croissant to the baking sheet making sure the unrolled tip is facing downward, pointing to the baking sheet. Shape the ends of the croissant inward to form a crescent shape. Do this with the remaining triangles.

Roll each triangle into a crescent shape

12) Allow the croissants to rise

Preheat your oven to 400F (204C). Loosely cover the croissants with plastic wrap and allow them to rise until barely puffy which should take about 60 minutes. They are not intended to double in size.

13) Prepare the dough wash

In a small mixing bowl whisk together the soy milk and agave syrup until smooth. This dough wash will give your croissants a golden, crispy exterior.

14) Bake the vegan croissants to perfection

Brush the croissants and bake until they're golden brown, about 20 minutes. Rotate the baking sheets on the racks and front to back halfway through the baking duration. Cool the croissants on a wire rack and serve warm. Croissants can be stored at room temperature for 2 days or 2 weeks in the freezer if thoroughly wrapped in plastic.
This recipe makes about 12 Vegan Croissants.


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I made these for my husband's birthday, and they turned out beautifully. Thank you for the great recipe!
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Reviewed by Hannah Teson April 12, 2014

Great Recipe

I made these for my husband's birthday, and they turned out beautifully. Thank you for the great recipe!

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So, vegan croissants.
I've made them once before using another recipe. They were possibly the worst things I've ever made, so I've been scared ever since to have another go. Until now. First of all I'd tried the product of this recipe thanks to another person, she sent me the recipe and voilá! I can make croissants! It's an arduous process but oh so satisfying! I had four croissants for breakfast so my body sort of hates me now and my farts smell quite bad, but the croissants are a perfect texture and flavour, it's just amazing. My housemates didn't even mind being woken up for them. Good times.
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Reviewed by Mary February 23, 2014

I have no words.

So, vegan croissants.
I've made them once before using another recipe. They were possibly the worst things I've ever made, so I've been scared ever since to have another go. Until now. First of all I'd tried the product of this recipe thanks to another person, she sent me the recipe and voilá! I can make croissants! It's an arduous process but oh so satisfying! I had four croissants for breakfast so my body sort of hates me now and my farts smell quite bad, but the croissants are a perfect texture and flavour, it's just amazing. My housemates didn't even mind being woken up for them. Good times.

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So happy the croissants worked out so well for you Mary!

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I had seen that after i had posted. Sorry! I have everything in fridge now after step 4.

Step 7 should be repeat step 6 though, not step 5. After four turns, do i put the dough back in the fridge again for at least an hour before proceeding to step 8?

Thankies again! ^.^
Reviewed by Howard November 13, 2013

Thankies!

I had seen that after i had posted. Sorry! I have everything in fridge now after step 4.

Step 7 should be repeat step 6 though, not step 5. After four turns, do i put the dough back in the fridge again for at least an hour before proceeding to step 8?

Thankies again! ^.^

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Hi Howard, you're right that it should be Step 6. The dough does, in fact, go back into the refrigerator before proceeding to Step 8 as you mentioned. I'll update the recipe to make that more clear. Thanks!

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Hello. I just started making this and the ingredients list say 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour but step 2 says to use 1 1/4 cup? I probably won't get a reply right away and will just use the whole 1 1/2 cup but would like an answer for the next time please and thankies. :)
Reviewed by Howard November 13, 2013

Question

Hello. I just started making this and the ingredients list say 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour but step 2 says to use 1 1/4 cup? I probably won't get a reply right away and will just use the whole 1 1/2 cup but would like an answer for the next time please and thankies. :)

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Hi Howard!

I call for 1 1/2 cups flour in the recipe and 1 1/4 cups flour in the recipe steps to account for the different absorption rates of flour. In Step 2 I specify "If the dough is too wet and doesn't come away from the sides of the bowl, add the remaining ¼ cup of all-purpose flour in 1 Tablespoon increments until you get the desired texture."

This is to prevent the croissant dough from turning out too dry if your flour absorbs too much water. If the dough is too dry, it's next to impossible to make it more moist later. Good luck!

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Thank you Mattie this recipe helped my pastry cookery many fold. I have done croissant pastries only a few times and the texture has always been far less flaky than usual, and they were more like broche texture than croissant.
I feed a sourdough culture - in short - I didn't use your ingredients because I was doubtful if vegan butter was 'soya margarine' or 'copha.' Well I should have known to use copha, and next time I will use it, but this time I used butter. I couldn't find shortening in the supermarket either. I mixed 190ml soy milk, 28g butter, 370g white wheat flour, 150g wheat starter, tsp of salt, tbsp of brown sugar and barley malt.
I didn't really knead the dough much, I rolled out the 230g butter, and the dough, and used the enveloping fold as shown in your recipe. I rolled dough out into a big square and folded in thirds, twice, as shown, then refrigerated for about 12 hours, and then returned to the fridge overnight. ( previously, it wasn't really explained that the dough must rest for quite some time). Next day I turned it around 8am, then went to visit someone. I came home and made the fourth turn in the mid afternoon. But I thought it should probably go back in the fridge for one more hour before rolling out and ultimately shaping the triangles. I followed the step of cutting a slight wedge from the triangle before rolling them, and I found that it also made the pastries have less bulk in the middle, and small croissants bake better. They were absolutely delicious Mattie. Please check my profile for pictures of my pastries.
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josho Reviewed by josho October 21, 2013
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Simple and straightforward

Thank you Mattie this recipe helped my pastry cookery many fold. I have done croissant pastries only a few times and the texture has always been far less flaky than usual, and they were more like broche texture than croissant.
I feed a sourdough culture - in short - I didn't use your ingredients because I was doubtful if vegan butter was 'soya margarine' or 'copha.' Well I should have known to use copha, and next time I will use it, but this time I used butter. I couldn't find shortening in the supermarket either. I mixed 190ml soy milk, 28g butter, 370g white wheat flour, 150g wheat starter, tsp of salt, tbsp of brown sugar and barley malt.
I didn't really knead the dough much, I rolled out the 230g butter, and the dough, and used the enveloping fold as shown in your recipe. I rolled dough out into a big square and folded in thirds, twice, as shown, then refrigerated for about 12 hours, and then returned to the fridge overnight. ( previously, it wasn't really explained that the dough must rest for quite some time). Next day I turned it around 8am, then went to visit someone. I came home and made the fourth turn in the mid afternoon. But I thought it should probably go back in the fridge for one more hour before rolling out and ultimately shaping the triangles. I followed the step of cutting a slight wedge from the triangle before rolling them, and I found that it also made the pastries have less bulk in the middle, and small croissants bake better. They were absolutely delicious Mattie. Please check my profile for pictures of my pastries.

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Those croissants look awesome josho! I don't recommend using copha for 100% of the fats next time because you need to have a specific water-to-fat ratio so steam is produced that will intensify the flaky layers. Also, since butter is roughly 80% fat and copha is 100% fat, the excess fat in the copha would turn your croissants into soggy oil slicks (it's happened to me). So I recommend using copha in place of the shortening if you can't find it, and margarine instead of butter if you choose to make a vegan version.

Oh and I clarified the recipe to state that the dough can be refrigerated "from one hour to three days" at the end of Step 6, instead of alluding to it needing a longer chill time. But this extended time may have helped you since you opted to knead less initially- the gluten probably had lots of time to figure out how to bind during its time in the refrigerator.

Thanks for the great feedback and I'm thrilled how they turned out!

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Hi!

I've been working on a gluten-free/dairy-free croissant recipe for a while and I was wondering: do you mix the buttery sticks with the shortening simply to make a firmer butter? Would augmenting the coconut oil content/decreasing the canola oil content in the regular butter recipe provide the same effect?

I'm just curious since I've read a lot of recipes in French (which is my mother tongue) and none of the classic standard croissant recipes call for shortening in addition to butter.

Thanks!
Great site, amazing resource!
Reviewed by Eli August 12, 2013

Hi!

I've been working on a gluten-free/dairy-free croissant recipe for a while and I was wondering: do you mix the buttery sticks with the shortening simply to make a firmer butter? Would augmenting the coconut oil content/decreasing the canola oil content in the regular butter recipe provide the same effect?

I'm just curious since I've read a lot of recipes in French (which is my mother tongue) and none of the classic standard croissant recipes call for shortening in addition to butter.

Thanks!
Great site, amazing resource!

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This is a great question Eli! I've thought about that too. Shortening is not used in most of the baking in France, especially in croissants. The shortening is a trick to increase the fat content to increase flakiness. European croissant recipes don't need the shortening because they call for butter which Americans may know as European cultured butter. It has a few percentage points more fat which will make a great, flaky croissant on its own. I believe that real French croissants use an even higher fat butter for their croissants and other puff pastries that we can't get in the US market.

I made a vegan version of European cultured butter that should work well in puff pastry. I haven't done the math, but I'd assume that it would still have less fat than using Regular Vegan Butter mixed with extra shortening. I haven't had a chance to experiment with Regular Vegan Butter + shortening compared to using 100 percent Cultured European Style Vegan Butter in puff pastry. The recipe for Cultured European Style Vegan Butter is here: http://www.veganbaking.net/fats/vegan-butters/808-cultured-european-style-vegan-butter

Good luck and feel free to share any insightful vegan croissant experiments with me!

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I stumbled across veganbaking.net a couple of days ago, and now it's my favourite site! Once I went vegan I thought I would never eat a croissant again, given they're basically 50% butter, but then I found this recipe. The vegan butter recipe is awesome, just make sure to make a double batch so you can make the croissants and have some left over for other stuff.
I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. Thanks Mattie
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a.cardilini Reviewed by a.cardilini July 07, 2013
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Awesome!

I stumbled across veganbaking.net a couple of days ago, and now it's my favourite site! Once I went vegan I thought I would never eat a croissant again, given they're basically 50% butter, but then I found this recipe. The vegan butter recipe is awesome, just make sure to make a double batch so you can make the croissants and have some left over for other stuff.
I will definitely be making these on a regular basis. Thanks Mattie

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Thanks and so glad you like the croissants a.cardilini!

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."> What I can use instead of vegan shortening? Thanks for your recipe!!
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if I can't found shortening...

What I can use instead of vegan shortening? Thanks for your recipe!!

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I loved this recipe! I modified it slightly by doing the turns differently and encasing the butter one one side rather than in the center. I have a read a lot of your articles and recipes on here and am quite impressed with your knowledge on vegan baking! I wondered why you added lemon juice to the recipe as I omitted it not quite understanding what role the acid played! Thanks again. Wish you were closer to Oakland so we could collaborate over one of your chocolate croissants. Are you currently in the restaurant industry?

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mybfskitchen Reviewed by mybfskitchen June 01, 2013
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The New Standard

I loved this recipe! I modified it slightly by doing the turns differently and encasing the butter one one side rather than in the center. I have a read a lot of your articles and recipes on here and am quite impressed with your knowledge on vegan baking! I wondered why you added lemon juice to the recipe as I omitted it not quite understanding what role the acid played! Thanks again. Wish you were closer to Oakland so we could collaborate over one of your chocolate croissants. Are you currently in the restaurant industry?

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Thanks mybfskitchen! The lemon juice is just to increase the tart-factor of the croissant so it has a slight tang. I've seen people use Champagne vinegar and I'm dying to give that a shot. I'm actually moving to Oakland from NYC soon so we will be able to collaborate over a chocolate croissant! I'm not in the restaurant industry but I'm constantly screwing up in the kitchen as I try to learn things and try to decide on a future food startup some day. Thanks for the feedback!

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Would replacing the agave with maple syrup work? I have plenty of maple syrup, and I commonly replace it in cupcake recipes calling for agave.
Reviewed by Julia May 30, 2013

Substituting the agave

Would replacing the agave with maple syrup work? I have plenty of maple syrup, and I commonly replace it in cupcake recipes calling for agave.

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Great question Julia! I haven't used maple syrup instead of agave in my bread wash yet but I imagine it would probably work fine. Good luck!

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This was my first time trying croissants, and I must say that they were AMAZING. Everyone that tried them immediately wanted the recipe (which I gave to them) and wanted more. I was even solicited for my phone number- yes, they're that good. Thanks for such clear instructions and photographs. They helped with every step along the way. I will definitely be revisiting this recipe very soon!
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Reviewed by Amanda March 14, 2013

Amazing

This was my first time trying croissants, and I must say that they were AMAZING. Everyone that tried them immediately wanted the recipe (which I gave to them) and wanted more. I was even solicited for my phone number- yes, they're that good. Thanks for such clear instructions and photographs. They helped with every step along the way. I will definitely be revisiting this recipe very soon!

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So glad these worked out for you Amanda! I never really know how easily a recipe like this is to follow until I hear back from people who bake it. Thanks so much for your feedback and I'm thrilled they were a hit!

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How much butter do you use for the butter square if you are making these using your Regular Vegan Butter?
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jcanilly Reviewed by jcanilly March 06, 2013
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butter square

How much butter do you use for the butter square if you are making these using your Regular Vegan Butter?

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Hi jcanilly, Vegan Butter is interchangeable with regular stick margarine like Earth Balance or regular butter so the measurement should work with all three types. Good luck!

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Hey!
I was wondering.. I am not Vegan! So can i use regular butter and regular milk instead of the vegan substitute mentioned by you in the recipe?
And also all I have is All purpose flour! So can i use that in the place of the bread flour? If yes then is it the same measurement?
And what can I use instead of Amber Agave syrup? Can i just brush on butter for the crispy layer? Or should i use Honey?
Reviewed by Rama January 25, 2013

Waiting to try it!

Hey!
I was wondering.. I am not Vegan! So can i use regular butter and regular milk instead of the vegan substitute mentioned by you in the recipe?
And also all I have is All purpose flour! So can i use that in the place of the bread flour? If yes then is it the same measurement?
And what can I use instead of Amber Agave syrup? Can i just brush on butter for the crispy layer? Or should i use Honey?

Owner's reply

Hi Rama! This recipe should work fine with regular butter and milk. 100% all-purpose won't give the dough the elasticity that it would have with the bread flour but it should work. It's going to absorb slightly less water so you might want to reduce the milk by 1 Tablespoon to compensate.

Regarding the agave syrup, the traditional non-vegan version would involve an egg wash. you could probably get similar results by substituting honey for the agave syrup as you mentioned. Good luck!

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Hi, I made these yesterday for my boyfriend's birthday, so I wanted to let you know we loved them and thought they really tasted how we remembered :)! (and he was really impressed!).
I didn't exactly follow the recipe because I'm a bit lazy and was on a time constraint.. I didnt wait for atleast an hour most of the times it asked me to. Only 1/2 an hour.. But the last time the recipe asks for the dough to go into the fridge I put it in overnight, and wow what a difference it made! All the other times the dough easily got little rips when i rolled it lead to a lot of frustration, the last time i rolled it, it was much easier :) next time i'll leave ample time and do it properly.
I thought i'd ask you about something. My dough did not rise much, certainly not ask much as ypurs in the pictures. I suspect the yeast i used was a bit different to yours. It was called dry active yeast but they were these little round balls. You could see them in the dough quite easily, where as in your pictures you can't. Any tips for next time?
Reviewed by Mithuna June 23, 2012

Hi, I made these yesterday for my boyfriend's birthday, so I wanted to let you know we loved them and thought they really tasted how we remembered :)! (and he was really impressed!).
I didn't exactly follow the recipe because I'm a bit lazy and was on a time constraint.. I didnt wait for atleast an hour most of the times it asked me to. Only 1/2 an hour.. But the last time the recipe asks for the dough to go into the fridge I put it in overnight, and wow what a difference it made! All the other times the dough easily got little rips when i rolled it lead to a lot of frustration, the last time i rolled it, it was much easier :) next time i'll leave ample time and do it properly.
I thought i'd ask you about something. My dough did not rise much, certainly not ask much as ypurs in the pictures. I suspect the yeast i used was a bit different to yours. It was called dry active yeast but they were these little round balls. You could see them in the dough quite easily, where as in your pictures you can't. Any tips for next time?

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These were terrific. Thanks so much for posting this! I made these for my husband today (who has missed croissants since becoming vegan), and we both LOVED them.

Thanks for posting this! Everyone should try these.

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Reviewed by Sue A May 15, 2011

Great croissants!

These were terrific. Thanks so much for posting this! I made these for my husband today (who has missed croissants since becoming vegan), and we both LOVED them.

Thanks for posting this! Everyone should try these.

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So glad these were worth the effort for you Sue!

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have you ever tried to freeze them prior to baking (ie, after make up and shaping)? I think I would like to have a few of these lovely bites in the freezer for quick baking!
Reviewed by caroline May 02, 2011

have you ever tried to freeze them prior to baking (ie, after make up and shaping)? I think I would like to have a few of these lovely bites in the freezer for quick baking!

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Hi caroline,

I haven't tried freezing them after shaping but that's a great idea that should theoretically work!

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What margarine did you use for this?
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Reviewed by Liz February 16, 2011

What margarine did you use for this?

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What margarine did you use for this?
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Reviewed by Liz February 16, 2011

What margarine did you use for this?

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Hi Liz, I used Earth Balance Buttery Sticks.

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Oh, my goodness! Ever since I went dairy-free & gluten-free, I've been sad about not being able to eat certain things anymore, and Croissants are one of those things. When I saw this recipe, I got very excited--but then I realised you were using regular flour. Do you think it would work with a gluten-free flour mix, meant for baking? I am dying to try this!!
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Reviewed by Barbara January 28, 2011

I've always wanted this recipe!

Oh, my goodness! Ever since I went dairy-free & gluten-free, I've been sad about not being able to eat certain things anymore, and Croissants are one of those things. When I saw this recipe, I got very excited--but then I realised you were using regular flour. Do you think it would work with a gluten-free flour mix, meant for baking? I am dying to try this!!

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Hi Barbara,

I'll bet this would work with a gluten-free bread flour such as the one made from Bob's Red Mill. If you give it a shot let me know how it goes! I have many more experiments to do with laminated doughs. I'll definitely post my discoveries.

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