Did you know January 30th was National Croissant Day? Well, it sure is!
Croissant are one of the tastiest things I have trouble pronouncing. They’re buttery, crispy on the outside, soft and multilayered on the inside. I enjoy them with a bit of jam at breakfast and my boys love them loaded with egg and sausage on Sunday mornings.
The origin of National Croissant Day is unknown – like many of these “unofficial holidays.” The origin of the croissant, however, dates back to Vienna, Austria in the 17th century. That year the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. After defeat of the Turks, crescent moon shaped bread was baked to celebrate and it then became custom to serve morning coffee with the pastry.