For My Valentine,
12 7 Foods To Fall In Love With: A croissant I canâ€™t stop eating (4th of 12 7 parts)
I trashed Delifranceâ€™s croissant a few years back. And here I am now eating my words and their croissant â€“ big time.
Note: I aim to finish off this list by Friday, Feb 12, 2010 because I also intend to celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day with my Valentine. (Yes, Iâ€™m a huge proponent of Feb 14). So, 12 posts / 5 days = 2.4 posts/day. Okay, so I was out of my mind when I attempted to do 12 posts in 5 days. (whacking forehead) Iâ€™ve whittled it down to 7 posts in 5 days. The rest will follow next week.
Delifrance fared poorly in my Croissant Contest a few years back. So itâ€™s a great irony that Iâ€™m including it in this yearâ€™s list of LOVE-ly food for V-day. And no, no one wangled anything from me nor am I trying to suck up to anyone.
Delifranceâ€™s croissant still flies in the face of what a croissant is â€“ that is, croissant means â€œcrescentâ€ and theirs looks more like a bird in flight. But never mind that now. Stick a thick layer of chocolate, speckle it with crushed walnuts and I forget just why I quibbled so much. Chocolate? Walnuts? No brainer there. Plus, itâ€™s flaky, toasty, and light â€“ three qualities acquired by the briefest time spent inside a toaster make this croissant difficult to tear myself away from. To wit: I ate two, yes, 2 (!) just this morning. All by myself. Need I remind you that I donâ€™t share my food.
Take these away from me lest I become one fat Valentine!
Chocolate Walnut Croissant
A luscious crescent shaped, golden layered pastry, oozing with chocolate and walnuts
Available at all Delifrance outlets