Full-english croissant has French in a twist
A NEW take on the croissant inspired by the full-english breakfast, incorporating sausage, bacon and eggs, has left the French feeling distinctly queasy.
A video posted on a British recipe website called Twisted Food showed France’s emblematic morning rolls being stuffed with sausages and bacon and covered with eggs and cream before being baked.
The resulting charred mixture was then cut into squares, drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with icing sugar. By then, it had lost any resemblance to the original Gallic pastry. The video, shared on social media, provoked outraged comments.
Some compared the “desecration” of the croissant to an act of war and others likened the recipe to blasphemy.
“I feel insulted not just as a Frenchman but as a living being possessing a culture,” one tweet said. “Wars have started for less than this,” said another. “In France you would go to jail for doing this,” a third Gallic gourmet commented.
Some social media users wondered why “les rosbifs” hated croissants so much that they had decided to subject them to torture. “Leave our croissants in peace,” said one. Another commented: “This dish is an insult to the French cuisine.” Another said: “In French we say ‘beurk’ (yuck).”
Many described the recipe as a crime against gastronomy, saying heads had been chopped off for less and posting pictures of the guillotine.
It is not the first time Britons have been accused of defiling the sacred croissant. In 2016, Tesco supermarkets introduced straight croissants, saying their customers were struggling to spread their butter on the traditional curved pastries.