We’re going to explore how these two beloved breakfast pastries are different, but they do have one major thing in common: they’re both delicious!
Both the cornetto and croissant are the golden standard for breakfast pastries in their respective countries: in France you’d start your day with a flakey, buttery croissant and a cafe au lait, while in Italy breakfast would be a soft and sweet cornetto with a cappuccino. So, how exactly are these two pastries different?
On first glance, they look similar: a layered, folded half-moon of pastry deliciousness. However, there are distinct differences. A classic French croissant (meaning “crescent”) will have more lift, and be more crunchy-crispy. A cornetto (meaning “little horn”) however, is a sweeter and softer pastry that is a bit flatter visually. This difference here comes down to how the dough is made.