I meant to go back home after dropping my daughter at the bus stop today. I’ve been so busy with guests and gardening lately, I had intended to go straight home to finish up some posts. But it rained last night, and it’s still quite gray out. And it’s Friday. So, I skipped the left turn that would take me home and headed to town for my favorite morning indulgence: a cappuccino and an almond croissant or Croissant aux Amandes.
Almond croissants are a marvelous French invention for using up day old croissants. The leftovers are sliced open lengthwise, filled with almond paste; then topped with more almond paste, maybe a little wash of simple syrup and sliced almonds before being baked again. The finished result is a chewier, denser, crunchier delight with a tender almond~y center.