Friday, July 19, 2024

A croffle from Ten One Tea House in Harvard Square. (Photo: Madeleine Aitken)

Price: $2.75

Dominique Ansel rocked the baking world in 2013 when he created the cronut, a cross between a croissant and a doughnut that had every millennial and their mother lining up at his New York City bakery. More recently, there was the crookie, which combined a croissant and a chocolate chip cookie and became a viral sensation. Evidently, we are a society that enjoys croissant mutations – so when I saw that Ten One Tea House makes croffles, a cross between a croissant and a waffle, I wanted to see how it would measure up. The croffle was a delicious little dessert: Flaky croissant dough gets pressed in a waffle iron, which made for a bite that I thought was at once airily light and satisfyingly dense. The croissant dough was exceptionally buttery, and the top was sprinkled with sugar that crystallized under the iron, adding a pleasantly sweet crunch. 

Ten One Tea House, 54 John F. Kennedy St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, with another location in Assembly Row

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