The Perfect Croissant : A Journey Through the Art of French Pastry

 

 

Croissants, with their flaky, buttery layers and delicate, crisp crusts, and fragrant charms are a staple of French pastry and a beloved treat around the world. Whether browsing around your local bakery or stopping by a well-known cafe, you'll always be on the lookout for this delicacy.

 

This crescent-shaped pleasure is considered an essential part of the French cultural heritage. But guess what? It all started in Vienna, Austria!

 

The word "croissant" comes from "crescent," as in a "crescent moon." This describes the pastry made by repeatedly folding and rolling the buttery dough into a thin sheet, cutting it into its distinctive shape, and baking it until it turns a tempting golden brown.

 

In Bali, there are numerous bakery shops that sell croissants. Yep, croissants have become popular these days. Who doesn't like croissants really? When you take a mouthful, the flaky-crunchy texture definitely makes you want more and more. But have you ever considered, though, what the perfect croissant should taste like? 

 

Well, first thing first, it should be puffy! A beautiful, perfect croissant is puffy because it is “feuilleté”. This means that the dough has been folded over and over again to create perfect buttery layers with air in between. The perfect croissant is not stiff and lifeless, it should be airy and springy, just like the one we have here in Daily Baguette.

 

Butter is the central part of any croissant and no one knows it better than Maxime, the master behind Daily Baguette. He makes the croissants as truthful to the classical French recipes as he possibly can. Daily Baguette’s croissant recipe ensures a sufficient glossy exterior, honeycomb layers, delicious butter, and lots of it. It tastes best served warm with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. 

 

The croissant from Daily Baguette is a masterpiece of baking art. From the carefully crafted dough to the precise shaping and baking, each step is taken with care to create the best possible croissant. We have set out to create the perfect croissant, combining traditional techniques with a touch of modern innovation.

 

Our croissant starts with the finest, high-quality ingredients. We use only unbleached flour, premium milk, and butter made from certified organic agriculture. These ingredients come together to create a croissant that has a delicate, flaky texture, with a crisp, golden crust and a rich, buttery flavor.

 

One of the secrets to our perfect croissant is our unique lamination process. We use a special technique that results in even more layers of flaky, buttery goodness, giving our croissants an unparalleled texture. This is achieved by carefully rolling and folding the dough and butter together, with precise attention paid to maintaining the right temperature and consistency throughout the process.

 

Another unique aspect of our croissants is our use of fresh yeast, rather than commercial yeast. This gives our croissants a subtle tang that sets them apart from others and adds depth to the overall flavor. The natural-fresh yeast also contributes to the tender, airy crumb that is a hallmark of our croissants.

 

At Daily Baguette, we believe that the proofing process is just as important as the lamination process. Our croissants are shaped by hand and given ample time to proof, allowing the yeast to activate and contribute to the final flavor and texture of the pastry. The croissants are then baked in a hot oven until they are golden brown and crisp, resulting in a truly unforgettable taste experience.

 

If you want something new to look at other than the stacked layers of golden butter croissants, you should take a look at other options as well like our signature crème brûlée croissant. It’s encased in a flaky crust with a soft and warm center filling of rich-thick custard crème with torched premium sugar. The almond croissant is also a must-try! Filled with almond paste and sprinkled with sliced almonds, creating a delicious balance of sweetness and nuttiness in every bite.

 

From our use of natural ingredients and unique lamination process to our commitment to quality and hand-crafted techniques, our croissants are a true expression of the art of French pastry-making. Whether enjoyed as a morning treat or as a sweet indulgence, our perfect croissant is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. So why not come and visit us at one of our outlets, and experience the perfect croissant for yourself? Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

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