Croissant - history and interesting facts

It was believed that the birthplace of the croissant is France. This opinion stemmed from the fact that this bagel gained the greatest popularity in France - in this country, a croissant is in high esteem, the French simply love to start their morning with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee, eating a croissant drink. And not only breakfasts are held with his participation - it can be used as an afternoon snack or lunch, or as a sandwich for dinner, due to its ability to combine with almost any, not necessarily sweet, filling. What can I say - a croissant is almost a symbol of France, and the first association at its mention is associated with this country. But, surprising as it may sound, the creators of the croissant are Austrian bakers.

According to legend, in the 17th century, during the storming of the capital of Austria, the city of Vienna, by the troops of the Ottoman Empire, local bakers helped save the city from capture. It happened as follows - the enemy tried to break into the city through a secret tunnel, but thanks to the vigilance of the Viennese buns, the alarm was raised in time, the enemy was repulsed, and the city was saved. In honor of this significant event, Viennese bakers created a croissant - a product in the shape of a bagel, which made fun of the main symbol of Islam - the crescent. Nevertheless, after its arrival in France, the croissant became a symbol of this particular country, and French pastry chefs brought the method of its preparation to perfection, surprising the whole country and even the planet with them. By the way, for the arrival of a croissant in France, the French should thank Marie-Antoinette - the wife of the King of France, Austrian by birth. But they did not appreciate it ... and cut off her head for a daring phrase that "if the people do not have enough bread, let them eat cakes."

Currently, the croissant is successfully marching around the world. Mostly sweet fillings are used as a filling for this bakery product - for example, condensed milk or custard. But this does not mean at all that the croissant is a confectionery product. Cheese or ham is often used as a filling for a croissant, which helps turn a seemingly rich bun into a full breakfast or an addition to lunch or dinner.