National Croissant Day:
National Croissant Day honoring the buttery and crescent-shaped croissants is celebrated on the 30th of January every year.
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Why National Croissant Day?
Almost every meal in America comprises of the buttery and flaky pastry by the name of Croissants. Shaped like Crescents, these are generally crispy on the outer side and have a soft interior making it a delicious dessert to have at every meal. With butter, the dough is folded into multiple layers giving it a flaky and tasty texture at every bite. The delicious treat which has been in existence for many years definitely deserves a celebration and that is why we have a National Croissant Day to honor this fantastic pastry.
How to celebrate National Croissant Day?
When we speak of Croissants, you will automatically feel your mouth watering on the thought of this non-laminated bread. On the National Croissant Day, it is time to honor this heartwarming delicious dish, and here are a few tips on how you can celebrate this day.
- It is time to give a shout-out to the bakery which serves croissants in your location. Almost every bakery has them.
- You can take a class on baking and make these flaky pastries by yourself and relish them with your friends and family on this day.
- If you are already good at baking, then you can actually offer others a chance to learn the skill and teach them to make croissants on this day.
- If you have a restaurant or a store or a bakery, then you can give an offer to customers who order in on this day.
- You can also try making recipes that will make the best accompaniment with croissants.
- You can host a get-together or a party where people can bring in their favorite flavor of croissants and share with others.
As you celebrate the National Croissant Day, remember to spread the word about this delicious food on your online forums and social media accounts with #NationalCroissantDay to the post.
Interesting facts about National Croissant Day:
The crescent shape of these flaky pastries is what rendered them the name of croissants. On the National Croissant Day, let us get to know some interesting facts about Croissants.
- Kipfel was the name given to this dish in Austria and it was in 1683 when this dish was initially made in Austria.
- While the croissant originated in Austria, it became famous in France thanks to Marie Antoinette. She requested for this treat from her homeland is baked just for her. And croissants soon became a representation of the culture of the French.
- Croissants are available in different flavors like almond, chocolate, hazelnut, cranberry, apple, and of course the classic butter.
- In 1920, the croissant was awarded the place of the national product of France.
- Starting out as a luxury food item, in the beginning, the dish soon became a dish relished by everyone.
- Puff pastry was used as a garnish and shell before the arrival of croissant and was not to be had by itself. The modern-day croissants taste as good as you would want them without any accompaniments.
- As there is butter into every fold, when the croissant is baked, the butter melts, and the steam is trapped into the layers giving a flaky tender layer at every bite.
- The best croissant is the one that melts in your mouth or crumbles at your touch. They are crunchy and crispy and the caramelized butter adds to the deliciousness.
- The chocolate croissant is not shaped like a crescent and is referred to as a painauchocolat. It is also the best seller among the pastries of the coffee chain Starbucks.
- Cronut is a combination of doughnut and croissant invented by chef Dominique Ansel in the year 2013.
History of National Croissant Day:
There is no clear mention or history on how the National Croissant Day started out. The earliest when the day was mentioned was in the year 2006 and yet there is no clear history on what, who, and how this day came into existence. However, we do know that this popular dish has been in existence for many ages. There is a mention of Kipferl from before the 13th century in Austria, which is quite similar to modern-day croissants. However, we can give the credit of the croissants to a military officer from Austria, by the name of August Zang, who introduced the baking techniques of Viennese in his bakery in the year 1839 in Paris. And that is how this delicious dessert became quite famous. There is also another story that states a baker making these crescent-shaped pastries resembling the national emblem of Turks, who lost as they laid siege to Vienna. This pastry was baked as symbolic devouring of the Turks by the Austrians.