Argentinian Medialunas

Eliana Albasetti

Medialunas - Eliana Albasetti

These fluffy, sweet pastries were submitted to Veganuary by Argentinian actor Eliana Albasetti.

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Prep time: 70 minutes (approximately)
Cooking time: 30 minutes (approximately)
Serves: 6

4 3/4 cups of all purpose flour

40 grams (about 4.7 tablespoons) yeast

1/3 cup margarine, melted

1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

1/2 cup of sugar

1 pinch of salt

1. Put the yeast in a measuring cup with 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a about half a cup of warm water.

2. Cover with plastic wrap or a recycled plastic bag, and let stand for about 10 min (you will know it’s ready when it begins to overflow).

3. Place the flour on the counter, make a space in the middle and dump the yeast mixture, margarine (melted), a pinch of salt, the 1/2 cup of sugar, and warm water.

4. Knead until you get a uniform dough and let it rest for an hour or two in a bowl covered with a plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place.

5. After rising, put a small amount of flour on a flat surface (table, counter), stretch with a rolling pin, and cut triangles, roll up from the most wide to form the beautiful croissants.

6. Grease a baking sheet and arrange croissants evenly.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

8. Finally, make syrup with sugar, water and a tablespoon of vanilla essence and brush the croissants after removing them from the oven.

*This recipe has been translated from Spanish and adapted for the US audience.

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