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Butter on croissants (lighthearted)

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Boogers Sun 10-Apr-16 14:15:37

For the last 2 weeks DD has gone to her grandparents' house for breakfast with a pack of croissants which I didn't think anything of; they have jam, they have marmalade, all good with a croissant.

Cue me asking DD how she wanted her croissant this morning, to which she said 'sliced in half with butter on each half, like how grandma and grandad do it'.

WTAF?! Who puts butter on a croissant? It's like smearing Marmite on it! Who, just who, does that?! DD apparently loves it, but she loves butter so I'm in a no-win situation here.

Am I being unreasonable or is DD?

Katedotness1963 Sun 10-Apr-16 14:17:23

Croissants are very buttery anyway, no extra is needed, just some raspberry jam or Nutella.

FuckSanta Sun 10-Apr-16 14:17:26

They're about 80% butter anyway! I'd be having words.

TaraCarter Sun 10-Apr-16 14:18:19

I know your pain. I am now expected to supply butter and jam for croissants, ever since a visit to the grandparents. shock

whatiswrongwithyou Sun 10-Apr-16 14:18:25

Who doesn't put butter on a croissant - have you lost your mind?


MorticiaLiverish Sun 10-Apr-16 14:18:37

YABU. I always have butter on croissants, I thought everyone did confused

Dancingqueen17 Sun 10-Apr-16 14:18:56

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TeaBelle Sun 10-Apr-16 14:19:12

Butter on them is fine. Nutella however would be unreasonable

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 10-Apr-16 14:19:46

Your DD is being wholely unreasonable and as LTB doesn't apply to children, you need to see if her guarantee is still valid and return her wink

Croissants are like 97% butter (or something) , they don't need more butter .

I don't like butter anyway grin but jam is permissable.

JassyRadlett Sun 10-Apr-16 14:19:51

Anyone who has seen croissants being made wouldn't dream of putting more butter on them.

Boltonlass1972 Sun 10-Apr-16 14:20:52

I have a bit of butter and jam on the plate, cut or tear a little bit of croissant off at a time, blend with the optimum amount of butter and jam. Perfection.
But there really are no rules.. People can eat food however they want. grin

DropYourSword Sun 10-Apr-16 14:20:54

I'm a croissant butterer actually I'm not even that, I'm a margariner, so shoot me!

Had no idea I was being so crazy!!

Boogers Sun 10-Apr-16 14:25:12

I'm with Kate, it's buttery already and a nice splodge of jam does the trick.

Plus, it's hard to cut a croissant in half, even a fresh one. I usually cut them down into segments and put jam on one side of the segment. I just can't get over my in laws saying butter is better with croissants than jam, or even on their own.

Alasalas2 Sun 10-Apr-16 14:26:20

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Triliteral Sun 10-Apr-16 14:26:34

Following a recent discussion with my husband on this matter, I believe that it all depends upon the croissant. Good buttery pastry-like croissants need no extra embellishment and can be spoiled by any addition. Cheaper, more cake-like croissants can be dry and therefore are improved by spreading something on them.

That said, my husband also stated he would happily add butter even to the buttery croissant, so what it all comes down to is personal preference.

Madbengalmum Sun 10-Apr-16 14:26:38

Yup, a butter on croissant fan here.
Why not?!

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 10-Apr-16 14:28:18

I butter them,

queenoftheboys Sun 10-Apr-16 14:28:49

Nutella on a croissant?? The only acceptable thing on a croissant is raspberry jam.

Boogers Sun 10-Apr-16 14:30:52

I am shocked and have definitely learned something new today!

For the butter smearers, how do you cut your croissant? DD has strict instructions that it must be cut lengthways and butter put on each half, which is a bugger to do as the butter slips into the holes!

genome Sun 10-Apr-16 14:32:28

DH butters croissants! I've tried explaining their 90% butter already, but there's no reasoning with him. I have mine plain, I'm a puritan!

Fourarmsv2 Sun 10-Apr-16 14:33:48

I squish and butter, then jam, the bottom smile

Boogers Sun 10-Apr-16 14:34:30

P.S. 70Lisa I'm very tempted to do exactly that when she's having a strop, but she's 7 and 1 year out of the guarantee. grin

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Sun 10-Apr-16 14:34:51

This was discussed at length before on MN and I think the unimaous verdict was you are totally right however I am with your DD simply because it tastes better but I prefer pain au chocolat so I rarely ever have croissants.

PurpleDaisies Sun 10-Apr-16 14:35:38

I'm amazed at all the non-butterers on this thread. Croissants are delicious with proper melty salted butter. Everyone I know butters them.

The proper way to do it is slice into the warm croissant but not all the way through, then pile the butter in. I wonder if it's a regional thing.

CremeEggThief Sun 10-Apr-16 14:36:42

Nutella on croissants are great and it turns them into

I also love roule or boursin on them. However, I had them with just a bit of spread recently (as we were out of soft cheese, Nutella and jam), and they were surprisingly nice.

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