Le Cordon Bleu has announced the launch of a vegan croissant at their London café - and it's a permanent addition to the menu.
Master chefs at the prestigious cookery school Le Cordon Bleu London have developed a completely plant-based croissant which will become a permanent feature on the café menu from this month.
The skilled chefs have worked hard to create a light and flaky pastry that lives up to the original and have used a blend of shea butter and other ethically sourced plant oils to replace the butter used in a traditional croissant to give them their signature flaky texture.
According to Le Cordon Bleu, “the result is a crisp shell, soft inside and the familiar buttery flavour.”
Visitors to Parisian-style Café Le Cordon Bleu can enjoy one of the vegan-friendly croissants, accompanied by a freshly ground coffee with plant-based milk, in the secluded Pied Bull Yard near Bloomsbury Square, moments from the British Museum.
The school recently launched its new Diploma in Plant-Based Culinary Arts to help chefs learn how to use traditional culinary techniques with plant-based ingredients to create innovative vegan dishes.
In a statement sent to Vegan Food & Living, Julie Walsh, Head Pâtisserie Chef at Le Cordon Bleu London, said; “We are constantly innovating at Le Cordon Bleu London, and our café team are at the forefront of what is in high demand with the public. The team have developed a fantastic plant-based recipe which provides everything you expect from a quality traditional croissant.’