Friday, May 4, 2012

Almond Croissant Smack Down Continues - Fleur De Lis

While visiting Cottage Grove, a quaint little town south of Eugene and hometown to my future husband, we got a hot tip about this awesome bakery in town. The next morning Justin reported that they had almond croissants, quoted as "our favorite" per website. So we had to hit that. 

The almond croissant ($2.75) came obviously sliced apart and put back together again, further flattened by a heavy hand of powdered sugar. Still, it was screaming fresh and fuming with baked butter. 

I ripped it open to find a sweet, almond fragrant custard-like filling inside. The croissant continued its collapsing progression after each bite. I inquired at the counter what the heck this filling was all about. Simple: butter, ground almonds and sugar. Whoa! Overall, this almond croissant was rich and extremely fresh. I would definitely hit that again next time we're in town. 

And here it is. 

Fleur De Lis
616 Main Street
Cottage Grove, OR 97424


mia xara said...

The croissant looks so mouth watering,I would surely not be able to stop eating after the first one.. So happy that picture gazing adds 0 a great weekend,XO

Gastronomer said...

Where does this one land on the power rankings? Looks like a candidate for the top spot!

Sippity Sup said...

Just the idea of an almond croissant send my mind traveling back to Paris. Thanks for the mind trip. It was fun. GREG

Banana Wonder said...

Mia Xara - That's what keeps me going on the throw down!

Cathy - I need to get the power ranking in shape. They stand up middle.

Greg - If I could only have a Parisian almond croissant.

nitza said...

It seems to be dealicious...i will try it...Good luck!

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