What Are Cube Croissants?
Cube croissants, which went viral on TikTok recently, are the cube-shaped version of the traditional French pastry, the croissant. It is prepared like the classic croissant recipe, but before baking, the dough is cut into cubes. The cubes are crispy on the outside and soft and buttery on the inside.
This delicacy, which has become popular with its videos on social media, has different variations made with filling materials such as chocolate, vanilla and matcha. It can be filled with sweet or savory ingredients. Croissant cubes are often served with desserts such as coffee or ice cream. It is also a delicious snack on its own. It can be served as breakfast or brunch.
What Type of Yeast Is Best for a Cube Croissant?
Both fresh yeast and active dry yeast can be used to make cubed croissants. However, fresh yeast works best for this recipe. It allows the dough to rise and create a light and airy texture.
Fresh yeast is moist yeast. It spoils more quickly than other types of yeast and should be used within a few days after purchase. It allows the dough to rise better and faster than active dry yeast.
Active dry yeast is a type of yeast that is sold in granules. It must be soaked in water before use. The dough takes a little longer to rise than fresh yeast.
Generally, fresh yeast is the best option for making a lighter and fluffier croissant. However, if you do not have fresh yeast, you can use active dry yeast. However, cubed croissants may not be as rise as when you use fresh yeast.
What Are the Variations of Cube Croissant?
You can make cube-shaped croissants with sweet or savory fillings. Here are the types of cubed croissants you can try:
Vanilla Croissant Cubes: Add vanilla extract or vanilla sugar to classic croissant dough.
Almond Croissant Cubes: Add crushed almonds to the croissant dough and top with chopped almonds before baking.
Chocolate Croissant Cubes: Add chocolate chips to the dough mixture before cutting the dough into cubes. Brush the cubes with chocolate sauce before baking.
Cheese Croissant Cubes: Mix the grated cheese into the dough. Then sprinkle some more grated cheese on top of the croissants before baking.
Matcha Croissant Cubes: Add matcha powder to the croissant dough. Pour matcha sauce over the croissant cubes before baking.
What To Serve with Cube Croissants?
Cube croissants are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a sweet snack. It can be served with savory and sweet dishes. You can consume these cube-shaped croissants plain or by adding toppings such as powdered sugar, chocolate, or fruit, depending on your preference. It also goes well with ice cream, chocolate sauce, jam, or butter. Cube croissants are usually served warm or at room temperature.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Cube Croissants:
How To Store Croissant Cubes?
Cube croissants can be stored in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to store it longer, you can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat frozen croissants, place them on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 °F(175 °C) oven for about 5 minutes or until crispy.
Where To Buy Croissant Cubes?
The best-known of the bakeries selling cube croissants is Le Deli Robuchon. At this London bakery, you can find a variety of cubed croissants, including classic, chocolate, vanilla, and matcha.