Croissants and cornetti are both delicious and tempting pastries, but what sets them apart? In this blog post, we’ll highlight their differences and get you ready to act as a pastry pro on your next trip to Europe.
Croissants, a staple of French cuisine, are flaky, buttery pastries made from laminated dough. Their unique crescent shape is due to the dough being rolled and folded multiple times to create layers upon layers of buttery, flaky goodness. Croissants, filled with chocolate, almond paste or other sweet ingredients, make them the perfect breakfast treat or afternoon snack.
Cornetto, on the other hand, is a traditional Italian pastry that closely resembles a croissant. The main difference between the two is that cornetti are generally sweeter and have a more cookie-like texture, due to the addition of sugar and vanilla extract to the dough. Cornettia is popular breakfast food in Italy and it’s often filled with Nutella, Pistachio cream or fruit.
The croissant was created in Austria in the late 17th century to commemorate a victory against the Ottoman Empire, whose flag featured the crescent moon. The crescent shape of the croissant symbolized victory against the Ottoman Empire.
Very interesting, huh?
So, which one will you choose? Both croissants and cornetti are delicious and perfect before, during and after your tours. Whether you prefer the buttery, flaky goodness of a croissant or the sweet, cookie-like texture of a cornetto, you can’t go wrong with either one. Just be sure to pair them with a cup of coffee for the ultimate breakfast or snack experience.
Oh, and if you are going to order a cornetto, here’s our pro tip for you to use next time you visit Italy:
1 Cornetto, 2 Cornetti, por favore!