The most common and best-recognized ITALIAN breakfast is a COFFEE and a CROISSANT, or “CAFFE`e CORNETTO. “

My children go to Italy every summer to visit their grandmothers. As soon as they get off the plane, they know that the first stop is at a small bar with cappuccino and croissants.


The croissant can be stuffed with custard, Nutella (my children prefer this), and fruit marmalade.


I had some puff pastry in the freezer and thought I’d make croissants for breakfast.

Pastry Cream

I made pastry cream, and I also had cocoa almond cream. I was missing Italy a bit, so why not make a croissant? Unfortunately, the shape of the croissants didn’t come out as I would have hoped, but they’re still perfect, I promise.

Italian Coffee and a Croissant (Caffe`e Cornetto)

Italian Coffee and a Croissant (Caffe`e Cornetto)

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Italian Coffee and a Croissant is a classic Italian breakfast or snack combination consisting of a cornetto (Italian croissant) and a cup of coffee. The cornetto is similar to a French croissant but typically a bit sweeter and often filled with various creams or jams. Here's how you can enjoy this traditional Italian pairing:


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    • Open up puff pastry on a well-floured work surface.
    • Roll each piece, divide it into four parts with a knife, and cut two triangles from each part.
    • In one triangle, put a teaspoon of pastry cream or cocoa cream.
    • Roll it from the base of the triangle until the tip.
    • Brush the surface with beaten white egg and bake in the preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 25-30 minutes. 
    • After, remove the croissants from the oven and sprinkle them with powdered sugar.
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