Ah, croissants. The quintessential French continental breakfast food. A whirlwind of thinly stacked layers of fluffy, crispy, and buttery pastry dough, best served warm with a side of butter and jam.
Montreal is a great place to live if you a are a croissant-lover. We have a TON of wonderful authentic French bakeries that serve-up traditional croissants in their purest form.
Considering that the croissant is perfect as it is, we rarely find pastry chefs that dare to re-invent the classic. As the old saying goes: don't fix it if it's not broken.
However, there are some more daring patissiers that are willing to go where no baker has gone before, and redefine traditional French recipes.
A cozy Montreal bakery just came across our radar and is doing just that. Croissant Croissant located on Mont-Royal East has remolded the classic French pastry in a way we never have seen before.
Choosing to play and experiment with the shape of the croissant - rather than with ingredients and flavor - this bakery has created a unique pastry dubbed the "Croissant Muffin", and it's exactly what it sounds like.
All the taste, flakiness, and fluff-factor you expect from a croissant, but shaped like a muffin.
It's great to see talented pastry chefs get playful and experiment with traditional recipes, injecting their own unique touches into their creations.
This pastry shop has all kinds of other classic and re-invented classic pastries available and they all look insanely delicious. Make sure to pop in for a treat this summer!