Cult croissants that get tickled

In a test kitchen in Jurong, Ms Kate Reid of Lune Croissanterie, who calls her croissants Yuri, applies egg wash on the pastries using Grug, a pastry brush which only she is allowed to use.
In a test kitchen in Jurong, Ms Kate Reid of Lune Croissanterie, who calls her croissants Yuri, applies egg wash on the pastries using Grug, a pastry brush which only she is allowed to use.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Lune Croissanterie founder Kate Reid from Melbourne is bringing her best-selling pastries to the Cafe Culture 2019 festival

Even the most casual observer will notice that one croissant, at the end of the last row, faces the opposite direction from the other 11 on the tray. Ms Kate Reid, founder of Lune Croissanterie in Melbourne, has good reason for doing that.

The 37-year-old Australian, who trained in aerospace engineering and used to design Formula One cars, was in Singapore to test ovens before bringing her cult croissants here for Cafe Culture 2019, happening from Aug 28 to Sept 1 at Marina Bay Sands.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 22, 2019, with the headline 'Cult croissants that get tickled'. Print Edition | Subscribe