Italians love ‘cornetto e cappuccino’ at the bar, but what if the bar is closed? They make them at home
In many countries around the world, breakfast is a savory affair. Not in Italy, in the country of La Dolce Vita, even the breakfast is sweet. For millions of Italians, it is a ritual that takes place in a bar where they enjoy their ‘cornetto e cappuccino’. Their croissant with milk and coffee mix are what allows them to start the day in the best possible way. For this reason, if bars are closed, they roll their sleeves and are ready to make their days sweet in their homes following one of the many recipes found online.
The saying ‘il buongiorno si vede dal mattino‘ indicates that you can tell if a day will be good from the way it starts. And there are few better ways to start the day than with a warm, soft, and fragrant croissant paired with a frothy cappuccino. One of them is the above croissant stuffed with your favorite filling. The most classic ones are ‘crema’ – an egg-based cream, similar to custard -, chocolate cream, and pistachio cream.
However, all sorts of jams are also very popular. The choice is virtually limitless, its bounds are only those of one’s creativity.
The fragrant croissant is always associated with a creamy and frothy cappuccino. Its name comes from the Capuchin friars. The link is the brown color of their habits similar to that of the beverage when steamed milk foam is added to dark, brewed coffee. The frothy foam seems difficult to make without a steam nozzle, however, there are several alternative methods. These include the use of electric whips, blenders, or even jars to be used as shakers.
(Ilona Catani Scarlett)