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It’s time to unpack the French dictionary, while indulging in some decadent pastries. Viennoiseries (French etymological sense: ‘things of Vienna’) are baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough in a manner similar to bread, or from puff pastry, but with added ingredients (particularly eggs, butter, milk, cream and sugar) giving them a richer, sweeter character. These sweet and delectable Viennoiserie treats are the quintessential morning companion and the perfect way to start off any day. Rich, indulgent and often laminated, popular examples of Viennoiserie include croissants, brioche, beignet, pain aux raisins, danishes and cheese and cinnamon straws.

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The ultimate breakfast pastry, the croissant is butter layered dough folded several times (a technique called laminating) and baked until golden brown and flakey. The croissant can be enjoyed savoury, with chocolate or simply by itself with a rich cup of coffee.


Inspired by the New York crois-nut sensation, Belle’s Patisserie has taken the French inspired doughnut concept, and adapted it to create our own unique version of the pastry.

Definition: A crois-nut is the perfect blend of the classic French croissant and the much loved doughnut into an indulgent delicacy. The crois-nut may look like your average doughnut, but soon after you sink your teeth into the pastry and experience its buttery flakiness, you’ll realise that it truly is the best of both.
Our crois-nut is perfect as a tea-time treat at Belle’s, a sweet breakfast option or a delightful take-home dessert. Belle’s Patisserie’s crois-nut range includes flavours for all tastes – chocolate, custard,and plain.

Contact us on quotes@bellespatisserie.co.za to order your Viennoiserie selection.

Did you know?

The shape of a croissant is a distinctly crescent shape. Crescent-shaped food, in particular crescent shaped breads have been around since the Middle Ages.