Croissants are soft and light as air on the inside, and crispy, flaky, golden on the outside. Celebrate this delectable treat on January 30, Croissant Day.
Traditionally, butter is the primary flavor ingredient in a croissant. Of course, half the fun of making your own is experimenting and you are free to add or subtract whatever you want. Chocolate hazelnut and almond paste fillings are delicious options. Sprinkle a few sliced almonds on top and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Real croissants present thin buttery layers of dough that melt in your mouth. Crescent rolls found in the dairy case of your supermarket are not croissants. Want the real thing? Find yourself a French bakery. If you can’t find a French bakery and you have no influence on Jacques Pépin, consult Monsieur Google for online recipes and make them yourself.
Croissant Day is the perfect excuse to ‘be French’ for a day. So pour yourself a cup of café au lait and savor the flavor of France’s most celebrated roll.