National Croissant Day is dedicated to one of the most delicious treats in the world. Most people associate croissants with the French capital. You can feel like a guest of Paris walking along the narrow consecrated streets and feeding pigeons near the Eiffel Tower in any part of the world. It is enough to prepare the right treat.
The researchers did not reach an agreement in the dispute about how the croissant appeared. According to one version, this happened in the second half of the 17 century. At that time, the Turkish Empire launched a war with Europe. An attempt was made to capture Vienna, but the opponents were defeated. They decided to use the underground passages in order to remain unnoticed. Forced to work in the warehouses, the bakers heard the noise and managed to warn the soldiers.
For the accomplished feat, the bakers were awarded verbal praise and awards. In honor of the victory, they created bread made in the shape of a crescent. In appearance he was very much watching the modern croissant. Many mistakenly consider France to be his homeland, but he got there a little later. The original recipe has undergone some changes. For the manufacture began to use puff pastry.
- The French eat croissants for breakfast almost every day. They buy them in bakeries, mostly choosing jam as their filling.
- Initially, it was believed that only extremely wealthy people could afford a delicacy. The composition included expensive products.
- In 1920, the croissant became the French national dish. At the same time, he was Marie Antoinette’s favorite dessert.
- In 2013, chef D. Ansel invented a new delicacy called cronut. It is a mixture of donut and croissant.
How to celebrate
To spend this day without eating a croissant is a real crime. You can go to your favorite bakery or try making your own. Don’t forget to treat your friends and tell about participating in the universal celebration on social networks.
Baking your own croissant will be quite difficult. There are many recipes and instructional videos on the Internet. There are also cooking master classes, thanks to which you can learn how to create real masterpieces using simple ingredients.
When is National Croissant Day celebrated in 2024?
National Croissant Day is observed on January 30 each year.