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Media Lunas vs Croissants

cscsman Jun 1, 2008 12:30 PM

Is there a difference or is it the same thing in another language?

In Buenos Aires we got media lunas all over the place and loved, especially, the ones at 1816 (Olleros subte) but I felt in general Argentine media lunas were different than French croissants... more buttery & wet whereas my French (Parisian) croissant experiences tended to be more about the fluffiness.

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  1. John Manzo RE: cscsman Jun 1, 2008 09:52 PM

    We often got a medialuna with an espresso (isn't that a great thing in Baires, the way they bring you a little treat with your coffee?)- and as I recall they were SWEET. Not the case with your experience?

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      bulavinaka RE: John Manzo Jun 1, 2008 10:17 PM

      Yes, a sweet glaze brushed on top, right?

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        cscsman RE: John Manzo Jun 1, 2008 11:04 PM

        Yes they were - like some vanilla glaze or something. So good. I guess I'm wondering whether that's a specifically Argentine version of a croissant or if a media luna is actually a different animal than a croissant.

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          bulavinaka RE: cscsman Jun 8, 2008 06:09 PM

          In LA, we get those at an Argentinian bakery in Culver City called Grand Casino. They have them in two different sizes. The texture is slightly heavier than your standard croissant, and either one goes great with a cuppa joe...

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