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Old 10.07.2007, 19:36
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Gipfelli means "little peak". I like it.
St. Jakobs bakery makes a non-swiss big, buttery croissant. (Zürich)
Nope. You've forgotten what real croissants are like. Suckered in to the Swiss version.

There's a little bakery at the side of the road in Grimaud in Southern France that should be used as the standard for croissants - I want one so much now I could cry .
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Old 10.07.2007, 19:42
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Re: I want a croissant

Swissbob, I am really disappointed you didn't find the Gnaedinger one up to snuff. That one usually satisfies even the most discriminating of palates (my co-workers)...I personally think they come quite close to the excellent ones in western Switzerland.
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I nearly gave myself a heart attack last saturday when I had two gigantic butter croissant from Tesco finest range, talk about butter overkill
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Old 10.07.2007, 19:54
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Swissbob, I am really disappointed you didn't find the Gnaedinger one up to snuff. That one usually satisfies even the most discriminating of palates (my co-workers)...I personally think they come quite close to the excellent ones in western Switzerland.
They're good, I'm not saying they aren't good. But for me they fall short of the mark. Fussy, you see. I will admit I only got to try a cold one so maybe .......
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Old 10.07.2007, 19:58
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Re: I want a croissant

so there's still a sliver of hope. You know they open at 6:30, right? I'm sure they're still warm then .

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They're good, I'm not saying they aren't good. But for me they fall short of the mark. Fussy, you see. I will admit I only got to try a cold one so maybe .......
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Re: I want a croissant

The best croissants are always bought at 4am, on the way back from a good night out. I was lucky enough I could just knock on the back-door of the bakery next to my block of flats in Geneva for piping hot croissants and pain au chocolat, half for immediate consumption and the other half for later in the morning after a bit of sleep.

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Re: I want a croissant

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I nearly gave myself a heart attack last saturday when I had two gigantic butter croissant from Tesco finest range, talk about butter overkill
NOW THATS WHAT I'M TALKIN ABOUT! the inside of them is actually filled with something other than crossant smelling air.... like the swiss impersonators!
I cant actually believe that im praising English food ? I need a vacation.
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Re: I want a croissant

Well, that's the point of croissant, it must be light and fluffy. You simply do not find croissant like that in the UK because the Brits feel they've been cheated so they sell a firmer, heavier version which although not unpleasant (the M&S one do taste rather nice) would leave someone used to real croissant sligthly puzzled.
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For some values of "call". In California, I got nothing but blank stares when ordering a "croissant", using the proper French pronunciation. I had to either fake a horrible English accent for the pronunciation or jab my finger and say "that bent bread roll here".

Not much of a problem, as pretty much all Californian croissants not made by expat French bakers were borderline inedible to my taste.

-- M. (who is moving to within walking distance of Gnädiger)
everybody in california knows what a croissant is. they are called croissants. same word. pillsbury even makes them. they sell them at every grocery store and some 7-11's.

you just have to pronouce it the way the word is pronounced in american english. CRISS-ONT. that's what they are called. they probably couldn't understand it since you insisted on using a french accent.
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Old 17.07.2007, 20:29
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Re: I want a croissant

I found a very good buttergipfel from Bäckerei-Konditorei Baumann. The good: they make their own, from scratch, handrolled, in an open room on one side of the shop. Their gipfel and butterzopf are so good that one can hardly get them after 10:00 on a Saturday-they've all been reserved. The bad: they're in Altstetten, on the 80 bus line, so not exactly in the heart of the city!

http://www.beckbume.ch/de/
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Re: I want a croissant

If Swissbob is a good boy and doesn't speed he might get some Schoggi to go with that Gipfeli.
See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6904983.stm
Mir wet schoggi au.
Are these Swiss or British teeth?
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Old 13.04.2010, 18:01
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Re: I want a croissant

So, after nearly two years I've only gone and landed on my feet and moved to a village where the Kuhn bakery produce a proper croissant. Flaky, doughy, buttery loveliness.

imo it's the best in Switzerland and if you live in Saint Gallen they have a shop there too .
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My GF gets frozen Croissants from the Co-op that she heats up in the oven. They're pretty good and buttery, but I guess this won't help you this Sunday morning Bob!
Yep they are the best!
I like the croissants from this small bakery in Clarastrasse in Klein Basel...but they have even better pretels!
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Re: I want a croissant

Gnädinger have nothing on a decent french croissant. They are ok, they are different and have their own style. I can understand why people like them. Just dont expect that most gorgeous of tastes from a well made french croissant.
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