Whether it’s sweet chocolate or savory ham and cheese, croissant fillings are always the best. This buttery and flaky viennoiserie pastry can be eaten at any time of the day—best paired with coffee! It caters to all taste buds with its variety of fillings and recipes.
Croissants are usually made of yeast-leavened dough layered with butter. Using the technique called laminating, it is rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a thin sheet that results in a flaky texture. It may seem difficult to make, but baking your own croissants can be fun and easy! (Read: 3 Online Pastry Shops You Should Check Out This Pride Month)
Unleash the inner baker in you by trying to mix and match different croissant fillings. Discover a sweet and savory combination that you and your family might enjoy together! Read below for the recipes!
Berries and cream
Pastry cream is a common ingredient and filling in croissants. Make it more delightful by pairing it with your favorite berries! It can be strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Just spread the cream and stuff the sliced berries in it. This is very easy to prepare, which is perfect if you’re in a rush. Get the recipe here.
Ice cream or gelato
Who says that you can only stuff ice cream in pandesal or monay? A warm and fresh croissant will definitely complement any flavor of ice cream or gelato! And what’s more, even kids can prepare this. All you have to do is scoop the ice cream from the pint and stuff it in a croissant. You can also add some fruits of your choice and drizzle them with chocolate syrup. Get the recipe here. (Read: What Is the Difference Between Gelato and Ice Cream?)
Do you have canned tunas stocked in your pantry? You can use it as an alternative croissant filling too! If you’re looking for a savory taste, this recipe is perfect for you. Enjoy tuna-stuffed croissants in just three steps! You may also opt to top it up with lettuce or any salad leaves. Get the recipe here.
Croissants are usually found in various coffee shops around the metro but if you want to taste new croissant fillings that are different from what you usually eat, try to stuff it with shredded chicken, veggies, and cream cheese. It’s like chicken salad but in a croissant version! This is somehow heavier compared to other croissant fillings– good for those light lunches or when you’re on the go. Get the recipe here.