croissant croissant  /ˌkwɑ ˈsɑnt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll

Usage(s):

  1. It lacks the elegance of the croissant, the sophistication of the English muffin, the intrigue of the bagel.
  2. He might as well have dunked a croissant in hot vindaloo curry sauce.
  3. One of my favorites has been the Dutch Letter pastry in Pella, Iowa, which is a cross between a cookie and croissant formed into the shape of a letter.

News

  1. SoHo bakery's crunchy, sweet croissant-doughnut sells out fast

    Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you’ve got the Cronut.   There’s a frenzy goin’ on — Manhattan style — for the croissant-doughnut hybrid that went on sale in limited quantities about four weeks ago at the tiny downtown shop of French chef Dominique Ansel.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. See the 'cronut': A donut-croissant hybrid

    The Cronut. It's the gastronomic love child of the donut and the croissant.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Rarity of the cronut, croissant-doughnut hybrid, ups its taste?

    NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- The cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid, is so popular people wait in line to buy it at a New York City bakery and some say its rarity adds to its tastiness.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: UPI

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