from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rich, crescent-shaped roll of leavened dough or puff pastry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flaky roll or pastry in a form of a crescent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crescent.
- n. In armor, the gusset of plate when crescent-shaped: a form which was adopted in the early part of the fifteenth century, especially for the defense of the armpit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
And this chocolate croissant is that much more delicious to the tune of King Charles 'Love Lust.
As the croissant is to France and as the doughnut is to America, the butter tart is to English Canada.
Truthfully, I don’t know if I can say that a croissant is a “real” croissant if it isn’t made with real butter - and lots of it - but I am very impressed that Bittersweet was able to make Homemade Vegan Croissants without using a bit of butter.
To take a completely different example, I’m not under the impression that a Starbucks almond croissant is health food, but I didn’t realize, per kiwi dave above, that it contained 1,000 calories.
March 24, 2010, 11: 42 am kiwi dave says: yankee: To take a completely different example, I’m not under the impression that a Starbucks almond croissant is health food, but I didn’t realize, per kiwi dave above, that it contained 1,000 calories.
One I treasure … pads off to his fridge to look for juice this morning … maybe sneak a croissant …
The croissant is a solid creation, good for midtown, but keep in mind it cannot compete against those in non-midtown territories around Manhattan aka Patisserie Claude, La Bergamote.
The croissant is the only one worth mentioning, but the basket came with jams and a perfectly piped squiggle of vanilla bean butter!
The croissant was a hefty thing, and this concerned me: large ones are often reminiscent of the Costco variety.
Anyway, I did eat two slices of this and it did taste like a sauceless pizza on a sweet, mushy croissant, which is not necccessarily a bad thing.