Sugar Rush: Raspberry-Almond Croissant at Mille-Feuille

Sugar Rush

Your daily dose of something sweet.

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[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Come on a good day at Mille-Feuille and the croissants can be among some of the best in the city. The plain, the chocolate, the almond, and...what's this? A Raspberry-Almond Croissant ($4)? Oh yes indeed. It's a traditional croissant that's split and spread both with crème d'amandes—that devilish mix of ground almonds, sugar, butter, and eggs—and a housemade raspberry jam. It's topped and baked until golden, a little bit of crème d'amandes flowing out the pointy ends, which makes for crisp first bites. The finish is a dusting of raspberry powder. It might difficult to return to plain almond croissants after this.

Mille-Feuille Patisserie

552 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012 (map) 212-533-4698
millefeuille-nyc.com