The other day when I was in Berlin I had this "Fake Croissant" and I fell in love immediately.
I like Croissant,but I like Franzbrötchen twice :P
It's basically a type of German Croissant,but compared to normal croissant,the prep time is less and we put a lot of cinnamon and sugar inside and outside of the Franzbrötchen.
Words won't do much justice to how good this pastry taste like,so why don't you try it for yourself to judge.
Here's the recipe.
4 cups of flour
1 tbs yeast
3 tbs sugar
1/2 tbs salt
1 1/4 cups milk
4 tbs(1/2 stick) of unsalted butter,melted and cooled.
Unsalted butter cut as in the picture
1.Whisk flour,yeast,sugar and salt.Add milk and butter,mix for about 5 minutes till the dough isn't sticky to your palm anymore.
2.Rest the dough in bowl that greased with a little bit of oil and cover it with plastic wrapping for 1 hour until the dough double in size
3.Take out the dough and knead the dough in square shape
4.Fill 2/3 of the dough with unsalted butter
5.Now,fold the 1/3 of the dough and fold again until all butter slices are covered and seal the dough at both ends
6.Then wrap the folded dough with plastic wrapping and cool it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
7.Take out the dough and then knead the dough again in square shape.
8.Then sprinkle the cinnamon that mixed with sugar all over the dough
9.Now roll the dough like how you want to make cinnamon rolls and then cut the rolled dough 2.5-3cm in wedges each.
10.This is quite a tricky step,place the cut dough and then using the back of a scoop press the middle of the dough until end meets the other end like in the picture.
11.Carefully roll the newly shaped dough so that it will look like being smashed :P
12.Sprinkle more cinnamon mixed with sugar on top of the dough and at 150 degrees bake the dough
for 25-30 minutes or until they turn brownish.