To have a cup of coffee with a fluffy croissant is an experience unparalleled. The buttery, cloudy pastry so easily melts in the mouth that you can never have enough of it. Named after the French word for crescent, the croissant is, without a doubt, loved so much around the world that it makes one or the primary things on everyone’s grocery list. Then it should not come as a surprise that there are pastry chefs who specialize in creating the croissant and experimenting with it. While we are not unaccustomed to a variety of fillings in the fluffy pastry, a complete face-change is something we don’t see very often. Such is the case with cronut, the donut croissant and now to add to the list, the croissant cube!
Yes, the concept sounds bizarre. After all, when was the last time you had a perfect square meal? But even though it seems nearly impossible to eat a cube, a croissant cube is very edible and keeps getting sold out! Back in 2018, Swedish Pastry chef Bedros Kabranian created the cube croissant that oddly resembled a wooden cube. After he had found a mold in China, he had been wanting to experiment. The croissant cube only needed adjustment in the yeast content. And, of course, in shape.
But there’s more – many have claimed to ‘invent’ this flaky breakfast staple, and so it can be difficult to understand who got onto it first. But as long as they all did, we are happy.
Just like it goes with a simple croissant, a croissant cube, too, required a practiced chef and a lot of patience. When flavored using delectable chocolate, the delicacy looks inedible, like a wooden cube.
But you can choose to eat the giant cube as it is, or cut it into pieces like you would a loaf of bread. And if you’re ready to try it out, there are many bakeries and pastry shops that serve this aesthetic delight.
One of the most popular croissant cubes comes from Toronto’s Little Pebbles, where it often stays in the ‘sold out’ mode. They also make the geometric croissant at bakeries in Vancouver, Sydney, Bournemouth, and many, many more cities across the world.
And to add a cherry – Lord of the Fries and Weirdoughs from Australia are now selling vegan cubes of croissants!