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
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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