These flaky, buttery French croissants are perfect for breakfast or as a teatime treat. With a little practice and perseverance, anyone can make these delicious homemade croissants at home. The Croissant, ah. The world over, people’s hearts and palates have been won over by that delicate, flaky, buttery crescent of heaven. But have you ever given its trip and tale any thought? How did it rise from humble beginnings to a celebrity on breakfast tables everywhere?