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Jan 28, 2013 06:12 AM

Love Iggy's Crossant

Some folks don't count them as top tier in Boston, and I might give a slight edge to Clear Flour, but just ate an Iggy's croissant with my morning coffee and it was superb.

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  1. You ever get the William Sanoma on line croissants? they come frozen, packed in dry ice. You let how ever many you want sit out overnight (9hours) and they rise, then you brush em with egg wash and bake em. Plain, chocolate or ham and cheese. I find them delicious. Not cheap, though.

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    1. re: justbeingpolite

      No reason to go to all that trouble with Iggy's 1/2 mile from where I work.

      1. re: StriperGuy

        Fair enough. No Iggy's near me though. Do they make croissants at Sweet Thyme in Lexington?

      2. re: justbeingpolite

        I use to get the ones from William Sonoma. The last time I got them, I thought they were very greasy. I also like the ones at Iggys and Flour, but have also found that the ones in the self serve bins at the Milton Marketplace are really good. I just finished one that I got there Sat and after popping it in the toaster oven for 2-3 minutes, it tasted fresh baked and was nice and flakey!

        1. re: justbeingpolite

          This reminds me that Jenny Ondioline picked up a box of the much-praised Trader Joe's frozen almond croissants, and we enjoyed them on a recent weekend. Like the Williams-Sonoma frozen product, you proof them for about 9 hours (overnight) and then bake. THey look kind of pitiful and wee frexh out of the box, but do indeed grow a lot in the proofing and baking, so the final result is entirely decent sized.

          As others have attested, they were VERY good - my only quibble is that the pastry could arguably have a more buttery flavor; on the other hand it was crisp and flaky on the outside and both tender and chewy on the inside. I was quite pleased with the almond filling. Next time we plan to try the chocolate croissants.

        2. We really didn't like Iggy's the last time we had them. Canto 6's are amazing - you gotta get some and do a taste test.

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          1. re: gini

            I will officially add that to the must try chow list.