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Lafayette Supreme Croissants (Viral Croissants): The Recipe to Make Them Perfect at Home in Just a Few Steps!

Total time: 10 min prep/ 28 min bake
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
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Have you been seeing those insanely delicious croissants all over TikTok? Well, now you have that flaky, chocolatey goodness in your own home without spending hours in a long queue. These treats are inspired by the viral Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery's "Suprême" croissant, a decadent treat taking New York City by storm. While the originals are undeniably impressive, this recipe uses a time-saving secret weapon: store-bought puff pastry. In under 30 minutes, you'll be enjoying perfectly golden croissants topped with rich chocolate and crushed hazelnuts.  These one-sheet wonders are perfect as an after-dinner treat sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!

What are Lafayette Supreme Croissants?

Lafayette Supreme Croissants are inspired by a trendy pastry called the "Suprême" created by Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery in New York City. The Suprême is a decadent take on the classic croissant. It's a tightly coiled, cream-filled croissant drizzled with glaze and toppings… the fancier version of a Cronut. Suprêmes gained massive popularity on social media due to their unique look and luxurious feel. People lined up for hours to get their hands on one, and the price tag reflected its "it" factor. Home bakers soon created their own versions using readily available puff pastry, making a flaky, round croissant filled with chocolate or other deliciousness. It’s much quicker and cheaper too!

Tips

  • Use a light dusting of flour to prevent sticking, and roll the dough into a large rectangle with consistent thickness. Uneven thickness will lead to uneven baking.
  • A sharp knife is essential for clean cuts. Blunt cuts can tear the dough and affect the final shape.
  • Lightly misting the dough strips with water helps them adhere during rolling. Too much water, however, can make the dough soggy and prevent flakiness.
  • Brushing the croissants with egg wash creates a beautiful golden brown color after baking.
  • Start with a high temperature for an initial burst of rise, then lower it for even baking and to prevent burning.
  • Let the croissants cool completely before removing them from the rings. This allows them to set and maintain their shape.

What Temperature Should I Bake Lafayette Croissants At?

Most recipes recommend starting with a high temperature (around 400°F/200°C) for an initial rise, then lowering it (around 330°F/165°C) for even baking and to prevent burning.

Do I Have to Use A Baking Ring?

Baking rings help the croissants keep their circular shape. You can improvise with other oven-safe molds or carefully shape the rolls by hand. Just be mindful that they might not hold their round shape perfectly.

Can I Top Lafayette Croissants with Anything Other Than Chocolate?

Yes! Feel free to use other toppings like hazelnut spread, or fruit jams.

How to Store the Lafayette Croissants?

Lafayette Croissants are best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. Let the croissants cool completely on a wire rack before storing them. Leftovers can be stored at room temperature (in an airtight container) for up to 2 days. Reheat it in the oven or Airfryer for a few minutes before serving.

Ingredients

1 sheet puff pastry
Egg wash
chocolate
Hazelnut cream
Crushed hazelnuts

How To Make Lafayette Croissants

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle, about 20×53 cm (8 x 21 inches).

Using a sharp knife, slice the dough lengthwise into long strips, each roughly 3-cm/1-inch wide.

Lightly mist each strip with water, then roll them up tightly, pinching one to close.

Shape each roll into a 10-cm/4-inch ring.

Brush the dough with egg wash and bake for 8 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 330°F (165°C) and continue baking for 18-20 minutes.

When the rolls cool down, remove them from the ring.

Decorate them with chocolate and chopped hazelnuts before serving. Enjoy!

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