St. Martin’s croissant

St. Martin's croissant


With just a few basic ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be enjoying warm, flaky croissants in no time. From the moment you start mixing the dough to the heavenly aroma that fills your kitchen as they bake, making croissants at home is a rewarding experience. So grab your apron and let’s get started on making these mouthwatering treats that are sure to impress your family and friends!

St. Martin's croissant

St. Martin's croissant


  • Poppy Seed Filling:
  • 2 cups white poppy seeds
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup raisins (soaked in hot water and drained)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 ½ cups ground almonds
  • ½ cup candied orange peel
  • Almond extract
  • 4 eggs
  • Dough:
  • 1 ½ cups warm milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ounce yeast
  • A pinch of salt
  • Additional:
  • 1 ½ cups softened butter


  1. Start by cooking the poppy seeds in a mixture of water and milk for about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain and grind them three times using the finest sieve on a grinder.
  3. In a deep skillet, melt butter with sugar, honey, almond extract, and candied orange peel.
  4. Add in the ground poppy seeds, raisins, ground almonds, and walnuts. Mix well and cook for a bit.
  5. Let the mixture cool, then add eggs and mix thoroughly. Adjust consistency by adding an extra egg if too thick or more ground almonds if too thin.

For the dough:

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm milk with half the sugar.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs with the remaining sugar, then add flour, melted butter, salt, and yeast mixture.
  3. Knead the dough, using as little flour as possible.
  4. Cover and let it rise in a warm place until doubled in size.


  1. You'll need 1 ½ cups softened butter.
  2. For the rest of the instructions, check the comments!

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