Triple Croissant Loaf With Poppy Seed, Raspberry, And Blueberry Fillings

You've probably heard of and maybe even tried some of the delicious croissant hybrids that have been popping up, such as the cronut or the cruffin. So, if you have a deep love for all things related to everyone's favorite crescent-shaped treat, here's something that's going to knock your socks off. We've come up with a croissant loaf stuffed to the gills with poppy seed, raspberry, and blueberry fillings. Essentially, it's the best of a jam sandwich and a croissant combined into one delicious loaf. Ooh la la!

You'll Need:

For the croissant loaf:

  • ⅔ cup warm milk
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ stick butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1 whisked egg for the egg wash

For the poppy seed filling:

  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp semolina flour

For the raspberry filling:

  • 8 oz raspberries
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch

For the blueberry filling:

  • 6 oz blueberries
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ⅓ cup orange juice

Here's How:

1. For the dough, mix the milk and water and heat the mixture until it reaches 105°F. Stir in the active dry yeast and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then knead the flour with salt, sugar, room temperature butter, and the yeast mixture for about 15 minutes until a smooth, supple dough starts to form. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 hours.

2. Roll out the 3 sticks of butter between two pieces of parchment paper into a rectangular shape. Chill the flattened butter in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

3. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it out into a rectangle.

4. Place the flattened butter in the middle of the dough.

5. Wrap the dough around the butter.

6. Now roll out the dough into a rectangle.

7. Fold the dough in the middle.

8. Fold the rest of the dough onto the dough that's been folded out to form a rectangle. Cover the dough and then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

9. Now roll out the dough into a rectangle again. Fold both sides in the middle.

10. Fold the dough again, cover it, and put it back in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then roll out the dough again and repeat the process of folding, chilling, and rolling out the dough 3 times. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12 hours.

11. Now it's time to make the fillings. For the poppy seed filling, boil the milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Then stir in the poppy seeds and semolina flour and let it boil down, stirring constantly. Allow the poppy seed mixture to cool down once it's done. For the raspberry filling, mix all the ingredients together and mash them with a fork until you get a smooth mass. For the blueberry filling, add all the ingredients to a saucepan, boil until the mixture thickens, and let cool. Roll the dough into a rectangular shape and use a knife to straighten the edges if necessary.

12. Cut the dough into 3 equally wide strips.

13. Cover each strip of dough with a filling and carefully roll it up.

14. Place the rolls next to each other into a loaf pan lined with parchment paper, cover the pan, and let the dough rise for 2 hours at room temperature.

15. Whisk an egg and brush it over the croissant loaf. Place the loaf pan in a preheated oven set to 375°F and bake for 45 minutes.

The flakiness of the croissant dough combined with the different fillings is just *chef's kiss* – this is quite possibly the best thing since sliced bread, but we'll let you be the judge of that!

Get the recipe for the Croissant + Muffin = Cruffins featured in the bonus video.


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