The best loved and certainly the most versatile of French viennoiserie, flaky, buttery croissants are a breakfast essential for millions. You can find them with almonds (aux amandes) or savoury ones stuffed with ham and bechamel or melted cheese.
Many bakeries and hotels etc buy frozen ones that they bake in the morning. They aren’t bad, but the best ones are pur beurre, still warm, from a bakery that makes them from scratch.
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