The Times of Acadiana showcases three Lafayette, LA spots that do amazing things with croissant dough, and we don’t know where to begin! How about beignants, the awkwardly named Acadian variation of the Cronut, where large pinches of croissant dough are deep-fried like beignets, then dusted with powdered sugar and cinnamon and drizzled with honey. They are available Saturday mornings from Rêve Coffee Roasters.
Trolling for croissant treats on Sunday? Then head to The Lab Handcrafted Coffees & Comforts, where Scraps are just that, bits of croissant dough formed into muffin-like shapes and filled with all sorts of wondrous things, depending on the Sunday whim of the baker. One Sunday last month you could have had your Scrap fortified with boudin, pork belly, and Steen’s. Are you a purist? Poupart’s Bakery makes croissant from their croissant dough. Imagine that! Their version of going wild: there are chocolate, raspberry, and almond-filled varieties. They’ll get no complaints from us. See the full story here.