Croffle Fever: Make Your Own Croissant Love Child

Croffle Fever: Make Your Own Croissant Love Child

This easily attainable, DIY treat is just a sizzle away

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 3 Jun '21

From French pastry chef Dominique Ansel’s invention of the cronut to the current croffle fever sweeping throughout Asia, one thing is for sure – people just can’t get enough of croissants! And, really, what mere mortal can resist the buttery, flaky layers of this well-proofed pastry?

What is a croffle?

The newest croissant hybrid on the street – the croffle – was first created by Irish pastry chef Louise Lennox, when the allure of a waffle maker and a ready-made croissant led to a Eureka moment. The result of the five-minute union between waffle maker and pastry is this croissant love child, featuring crisp, buttery edges thanks to the high heat of the waffle iron against the croissant.

The decadent croffle makes for a tantalising treat, and it can be customised to either sweet or savoury depending on the ingredients and toppings used. We can’t wait to grab some frozen croissants for ourselves and try this mini culinary masterpiece at home!

Here's how to make it at home

Croffles are on TikTok

Croffles around the world

Croissant toast at croissant toasts at Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel

And, here in the 852, look out for the HK-exclusive croissant toasts at Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel’s soon-to-open flagship store in Central – another delicious variation on the croissant from the inventor of the cronut. This drop features two flavours: sea salt and maple.

Here are three places in Hong Kong where you can indulge in some croffle love:

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