After an ettiquette expert revealed the ‘correct’ way to eat a croissant at breakfast – Lidl fans have shared their clever trick to make frozen pastries even better
There’s nothing like a fresh croissant at breakfast to kick start your day. Indulgent, buttery, and golden, with puffy layered pastry, it can be enjoyed as either a savoury or sweet treat – or simply on its own.
Some people avoid buying frozen croissants in favour of fresh pastries – but now Lidl fans have shared a hack to ensure how to make them even better and bigger, straight from the freezer. A video shared on Lidl’s Instagram page states: “New in store! Turns out making delicious croissants at home is really easy.”
The clip also includes instructions on baking the new frozen croissants which cost £2.55 for a pack of eight. A woman can be seen removing them from the freezer before putting them onto a baking tray. She then leaves the croissants in the oven for 20 minutes, the Daily Star reports.
Lidl shoppers were quick to offer their own food hacks – including one that promises to take your croissants to the next level. One wrote: “Bang them in the Ninja Foodie for 10 – et voilà perfect croissants.”
The air fryer fan went on to say the ideal temperature is 180C – and Lidl were quick to give the stamp of approval, with the store writing back: “Never has a finer sentence been said.”
Another shopper further advised: “If you defrost first they puff up more and are bigger.”
It comes after etiquette expert William Hanson shared the ‘correct way’ to eat a croissant. And rule number one is to never dip your croissant in your tea or coffee.
William, who is etiquette coach director of The English Manner and author of The Buffer’s Guide to Etiquette, explained: “When you’re enjoying a croissant, probably at breakfast, statistically, you don’t dip the croissant into the coffee.”
He continued: “Similarly, you don’t actually use butter on a croissant. It is already buttered. It’s an all-butter croissant. You don’t need to add extra butter.”
According to the etiquette expert, if you’re using a knife to cut open your pastry, you need to stop straight away. Instead, you should simply break off pieces and then add any condiments.
He explained: “Again, with any bread or bi-product of bread, we’re not going to use a knife to cut it, so you don’t need your knife to cut. Instead you break a little bit of the croissant off and add the jam, marmalade or whatever you want to add, onto that piece of the croissant.” You should also always add the topping onto the croissant while it is “on the plate, not in the air”.
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