California Raisin & Beetroot Croissant

AuthorCalifornia Raisins
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Yong Ming Choong| Executive Pastry Chef, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
I was inspired by one of my traditional childhood games, "Gasing Top", to create this California Raisin beetroot croissant as the shape and spiral patterns on the croissant resembles the spinning top. Working on this recipe brought back memories of my kampong days and gave me ideas on how I can entice my son to enjoy croissants and California Raisins for breakfast and as a snack.

California Raisin & Beetroot Croissant
Yields50 Servings
Yields 50 pieces
BEETROOT CROISSANT DOUGH
 850 g bread flour, sifted
 850 g cake flour, sifted
 10 g bread improver
 10 g dry yeast
 3 g salt
 216 g sugar
 50 g milk powder
 480 ml water
 120 g egg
 250 g beetroot purée
 150 g raspberry powder
 1000 g lamination butter
PLAIN CROISSANT DOUGH
 850 g bread flour, sifted
 850 g cake flour, sifted
 10 g bread improver
 10 g dry yeast
 3 g salt
 216 g sugar
 50 g milk powder
 680 ml water
 150 g egg
 1000 g lamination butter
CALIFORNIA RAISIN & YUZU CURD
 100 g California Golden Raisins
 310 g eggs
 110 g egg yolk
 120 ml water
 60 g California Raisin paste
 120 g yuzu purée
 10 g corn flour
 330 g caster sugar
 60 g gellan gum
 zest of 2 oranges
BEETROOT CROISSANT & PLAIN CROISSANT DOUGH
1

Place all ingredients (except butter) for the beetroot croissant dough into the bowl of a vertical planetary mixer.

2

Gently mix at Speed 2 for 4 minutes until dough is firm.

3

Repeat the above steps with the plain croissant dough.

4

Place both doughs in the refrigerator and chill at 3°C for about 14 hours.

5

To laminate the dough, massage butter until it becomes pliable but not soft and oily. Pat dough into a 36cm-by-20cm rectangle mould. Smear butter on top of two-thirds of the surface, leaving a 0.6-cm circumference all around.

6

Fold unbuffered third over the middle third, and buttered top third down over that. Turn 90° so that folds are to the left and right.

7

Roll out to a 36cm-by-15cm rectangle, and fold into three again.

8

Sprinkle lightly with flour and put dough in a plastic bag. Chill for 2 hours, then sprinkle with flour and deflate gently.

9

Roll to a 36cm-by-15cm rectangle and fold again.

10

Turn 90° and repeat. Wrap and chill for 2 hours.

CALIFORNIA RAISIN & YUZU CURD
11

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, egg yolk, water, California Raisin paste, yuzu purée, corn flour and California Raisins.

12

Mix the zest, sugar and gellan gum well. Set aside.

13

Heat up the egg mixture in a pot. Gently sprinkle gellan gum mixture and slowly bring to a boil (preferably 85°C).

14

Pour immediately into a silicone dome mould.

15

Level and spread evenly before freezing immediately.

To Assemble
16

Place 1 dough on top of the other and roll it out to 3-mm thickness. Cut the dough into 6cm-by-4cm rectangles, then cut it diagonally in half.

17

Place the frozen curd on the 4-cm side, then roll each triangle lightly to elongate the point.

18

Place the frozen curd on the 4-cm side, then roll each triangle lightly to elongate the point.

19

Beat egg and 15ml milk in a small bowl. Glaze croissants with egg wash and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 12 to 15 minutes.

CategoryCooking Method,

Ingredients

Yields 50 pieces
BEETROOT CROISSANT DOUGH
 850 g bread flour, sifted
 850 g cake flour, sifted