It’s my latest guilty pleasure.
I didn’t think I liked croissants until Sunday morning, sitting at Paul’s in the sunshine opposite St.Paul’s cathedral after a heavy night partying at a friend’s 50th. When Hubby asked if I wanted a pastry with my coffee, I declined because I can’t stand the accompanying buttery smell. He came back with the sheer delight that was a freshly baked almond croissant with no butter smell at all. Crisp layers of croissant, a moreish almond paste filling and crunchy almond topping.
Apparently Hubby has been enjoying treats at Paul’s for ages. Clearly his guilty secret and at 391 calories per croissant, I can see why it was a closely guarded one. I’m going to start my own Top 10 list of foods to cheat on with Paul’s Almond Croissant as my first entry.