How To Make The Best Croissants

Jul 09, 2023 ByClaire Miles

Croissants have taken a huge role in the breakfast industry. People from all over the world have transformed the way breakfast has been transformed. You can now find a croissant sandwich, croissant with coffee and so many different variations of it. This article will talk about croissants and their path trajectory. Actually, the croissant’s history can be traced back to Austria in the 13th century, when it was known as the kipferl, the German term for crescent.

The Viennese bakery at 92, rue du Richelieu in Paris was created by Austrian army commander August Zang. It provided Vienna delicacies like the Vienna bread and kipferl. This bakery attracted copycats, and the French word for the kipferl—croissant—was inspired by the form that was bestowed upon it. According to legend, the croissant was brought to France by the Austrian monarch Marie Antoinette, who was yearning for a taste of her homeland Vienna. 

Croissants on a cooling rack on gray background

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By the late 1860s, the croissant had become a standard breakfast item. In his 1872 novel All the Year Round, Charles Dickens described the “dainty croissant on the boudoir table.” Margarine or a butter/margarine mixture is used to make croissants with a crescent shape. All butter must be used in straight croissants. There aren’t many meals that have their own holiday. The fact that January 30th is designated as Croissant Day alone speaks enough about how beloved this flaky, light, and unmistakably tasty pastry is. The adaptability of croissants is one of the key factors contributing to their global appeal. A croissant can be eaten by itself or stuffed with other foods. The croissant’s primary components are flour, yeast, sugar, butter, and salt. It goes without saying that this cuisine is heavy in calories, but it also tastes like butter with a hint of sweetness. The croissant provides the ideal balance of sweet and savory to your meal!