Everyone knows that a croissant is a small crispy crescent shaped bun. Made from air puff pastry.
"We sit down at the table. In a glass pot, coffee boils a little, spreading a marvelous aroma in the kitchen. On the dish are well-toasted croissants. Light, crispy, they personify the age-old tradition of France, which in the morning eats these divine bagels everywhere - in houses, in cafes, in cities and villages, drinking their coffee with milk or cream. And old people and young children will certainly dip them in coffee or milk: it is easier to chew them. I break my croissant in half and admire the thinnest air layers of the famous bagel. "
There is a legend saying that croissants helped the Austrians to thwart the plans of the enemy. Yes, Yes! That was it. The Ottoman Empire's soldiers laid siege to Vienna and wanted to conquer it. At night, the Viennese bakers baked buns for the townspeople to make them till morning. While working, they heard the sound of shovels and picks, and realized that the Ottoman soldiers were digging the tunnel. Without delay, they told the Austrian military commanders about this, and they managed to prevent the digging. This story quickly became known to the inhabitants of Vienna, and buns in the shape of bagels began to gain popularity.
And in the second half of the XVIII century, croissants have already appeared in France. Austrian Archduchess Marie-Antoinette married fench king Louis XVI and moved to live in Paris. She brought her love to the Austrian croissants and asked the palace cooks to learn how to cook them. Soon they became popular among the palace nobility.
But the real surge of interest in them began in 1839. Former austrian officer Avgust Tsang opened his own bakery in Paris, called it "Vienna." There he began to bake these delicate puff bagels. After some time they became the basis of the French breakfast.
Все знают, что круассан – это небольшая хрустящая булочка в форме полумесяца. Делается из воздушного слоеного теста.