Making the Perfect Cornetti (Italian Croissant)

Italian Croissant

While croissants are known for being a staple in French cuisine, many are surprised to learn that they actually originated in Austria. Initially called kipfel, croissants are incredibly popular throughout Europe and often are enjoyed along with a cup of coffee. This popular pastry is traditionally made using a simple dough that is folded multiple times, rolled into a crescent shape, and then baked. In Italy, these pastries are called cornetti. 

Croissants in Italy

Almost every Italian bakery and cafe serves these delicious pastries year-round. Cornetti translated means “little horn” and is the Italian variation on croissants. They are a softer consistency and slightly less butter than traditional recipes found in Austria and France. In Italy, you’ll often enjoy plain cornetti at cafes. Diners rip off small bites of pastry and dip them in the foam of cappuccino for a delicious breakfast. 

How to Make Cornetti

Making these pastries can be quite difficult as you may need some technical baking skills. With the right amount of patience and effort, you’ll end up making a delicious Italian croissant that will wow your family! Making cornetti with Caputo’s Saccorosso flour is a sure way to achieve an authentic dough. With only 7 ingredients it’s easy to focus on the technical steps to making your very own cornetti.

Italian Croissant Ingredients:

Preparing the Dough

Now it’s Time to Bake!

Once you’ve finished baking and cooking it is time to enjoy the delicious Italian pastry you made. Buon appétito!

Variations of Croissants

While a plain buttery warm Italian croissant is delicious, there are many different ways people enjoy eating them. In Italy, you can find cornetti plain, but they are usually filled with either pastry cream, marmalade, honey, or chocolate. Some countries use croissants as the vessel for sandwiches. In France, they’re often stuffed with ham and cheese and in America, you’ll find them at delis stuffed with chicken salad. The possibilities are endless for delicious savory and sweet fillings!

Baking croissants can be challenging but the reward is well worth the effort. Once you’ve mastered making them at home with Caputo flour, you’ll be able to make your own variation and enjoy a home-made delicious tasty treat.