Too often, almond croissants can be crushingly disappointing... Far too sweet, way too much almond paste, and not enough crisp to the exterior (these are baked a second time for a reason). Great almond croissants are about simplicity and restraint. Here is a fantastic version from Proof Bakery in Atwater Village down in L.A., one of the better almond croissants I can remember. Just the right amount of almond paste for an aura of sweet almond flavor. Just enough time back in the oven so that your first bite sends a little cascade of croissant shards all over the table. And finished with an appropriate dusting (rather than dumping) of powdered sugar. Perfect with a cup of Cognoscenti coffee.