Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes at 180°C


  • 500 g of Manitoba flour – type “1”, 1 cube (25 g) of fresh yeast or 12g of dried yeast
  • 190 g lukewarm water
  • 80 g sugar
  • 100 g melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • vanilla flavouring
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


1ST DOUGH: Pour 300 g of flour, the yeast, dissolved in a little water, and 150 g of lukewarm water onto the work surface or into the food processor. Knead and leave to rise in a cold oven, in a bowl covered with cling film, for 40 minutes.

2ND DOUGH: Mix 200 g of flour, the sugar, butter, egg yolks, salt and vanilla flavouring, with around 40 g of water; add the 1st dough and work together until you have a smooth, homogeneous dough. Leave to rise for 10 minutes.

To make the “Brioches”, form little balls weighing 50 g each and put them on baking trays lined with baking parchment, well-spaced. Leave to rise in a cold oven for 1 hour and a half. Brush lightly with 1 egg white mixed with 2 tablespoons of sugar, and bake at 180°C for around 10 minutes.

To make the “Croissants”, roll out the dough on a floured surface using a rolling pin, cut into triangles (12×15 cm), and roll them up, starting from the longest side. Leave to rise for 1 hour and proceed in the same way as for the brioches.

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