Monday, March 7, 2011

French Breakfast Puffs

These French breakfast puffs have been popping up all over the place.  Last month they were featured on the beautiful food blog, Fresh, and last week there was a post on The Kitchn.  Of course, the name caught my eye.

I'd never heard of French breakfast puffs, have never seen them in a boulangerie or patisserie, have never heard them mentioned on French foodie sites or seen a recipe for them in a French cookbook. Yet there they were, French breakfast puffs.

What I discovered is that there is nothing French about these breakfast puffs.  In fact, they are a Betty Crocker recipe that's been around for years!  They are easy to make, require the simplest ingredients, and if reviews are to be believed, they are delicious.

But French?  It must be the butter . . .


  1. The recipe looks like a simple but tasty muffin. Have you tried it yet?

  2. Thank you for the mention. They're very tasty. I highly recommend giving them a try.

  3. My French CornerMarch 9, 2011 at 6:21 AM

    El, your blog is beautiful--the topics, the writing, the photos.

    Thanks for your comment and, yes, I will give them a try!

  4. oh hello there,
    it so very beautiful here. i think i would love to make these this weekend, with a link back here. i hope that's okay.

    oh i just melt in your sweet posts.

  5. That reminds me of the Danish pastries most Americans of my generation grew up eating. We had a Danish exchange student come to live with us for a year, and when he saw those, he said "You call that a Danish? Hah! In Denmark we call that Vienna Bread. There's nothing Danish about it!"