Breakfast at Tiffany (1961): Quick almond croissants

Enjoy a Quick and Delicious Breakfast at Home with Quick Almond Croissants inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a classic romantic comedy film that has captivated audiences for decades. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly is unforgettable, from her iconic little black dress to her croissant and coffee breakfast in front of Tiffany & Co. However, if you’re looking for a quick breakfast option that’s just as delicious as Holly’s croissants but won’t take all morning to prepare, try making quick almond croissants at home.

The croissant scene in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is one of the most iconic moments in cinema history. Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly, sits outside of the Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue, dressed in her now-famous little black dress, holding a paper bag and a cup of coffee, nibbling on a croissant.

The scene perfectly captures the character of Holly Golightly – a glamorous, carefree socialite who indulges in the finer things in life, like designer clothes and expensive jewellery. She’s sophisticated, yet approachable, and her simple breakfast of a croissant and coffee reflects her elegant, yet laid-back lifestyle.

The croissant itself is a classic French pastry that has become a staple of breakfast menus around the world. It’s made with layers of buttery dough that are rolled out and folded repeatedly, creating a flaky, airy texture. The croissant scene in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” helped to popularize this delicious pastry in the United States, and today it’s a beloved breakfast item that can be found in cafes and bakeries everywhere.

Whether you’re a fan of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or just a lover of croissants, there’s no denying the appeal of this classic breakfast food. It’s the perfect way to start your day, whether you’re savouring it on a busy street corner like Holly Golightly or enjoying it in the comfort of your own home.

How to make the Quick almond croissants

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Homemade Almond Croissants – or Croissants aux Amandes to give them their French name – are a labour of love but worth the effort! Use my quick-method croissant dough to make these heavenly almond croissants. Perfect for breakfast or brunch!



  • Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  • In a food processor, whizz together the marzipan, unsalted butter and egg yolk until smooth. Split the croissants in half, then sandwich them with half the marzipan mixture.
  • Spread the remaining marzipan mixture on top of the croissants, then put on a large baking sheet. Scatter over the almonds, then bake for 5-10 minutes until golden and crisp.

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  • It portrayed the jewellery store on Fifth Avenue and consecrated the myth of Hepburn with her masterful interpretation of a unique Holly Golightly. The breakfast in the title is in actual fact only seen once, in the croissant scene: here is the food of the film by Blake Edwards.