HOUSTON – Have you seen the videos on social media of the giant croissants? They are huge, every pastry lover’s dream come true.
You can order them online at Shakkar Croissanterie by clicking here.
It is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage month and the woman who created these croissants is from Pakistan. Her name is Maham Qureshi. While Maham was very busy working as a pastry chef, she found she was craving an outlet more creative than her regular baking schedule provided. “Honestly, I was bored. I had had a long week at work. I was on my computer the whole week. I was like, Okay, I gotta go in the kitchen. I thought, giant croissant. Sounds pretty good.” And from here Maham has never looked back.
Houston Life’s Melanie Camp went to Canary Café in Montrose, to where Shakkar Croissanterie bakes all their pastries to find out how these croissants came about. ‘Shakkar’ means ‘sugar’ in Urdu and the bakery focuses on croissants of all styles and flavors. In the giant size you can get chocolate and butter croissants and they have just added giant almond croissants to the menu.
You do need to pre-order because they take 3 days to prepare and bake! Order online at Shakkar.co.
You can visit Canary Coffee in Montrose at 1953 Montrose Blvd Ste A, Houston, TX 77006.
Watch the video above to see what Mel learned about baking a croissant that is 15 times the size of a regular croissant.