Today we will have the classic French breakfast with homemade croissants. These are crescent shaped yummy cakes of puff pastry or leavened puff pastry. And the very dough is kneaded in several stages and requires a lot of patience and free time.
History of croissants got lost somewhere in the distant past associated with the last battle of the Middle Ages. In Vienna besieged by Turkish troops in 1683 a mysterious cook baked a pastry shaped like a crescent moon, a symbol similar to the image on the flag of the Ottoman Empire. It turns out that it was prepared in the name of liberation from the Turkish conquerors. Croissant was loved by the French, but in fact, it is purely a product of the Austrian culinary art. By the way, the correct name of croissant is "Viennese bagel» (Wiener Kipferl).
Variations and options
There is a plenty of homemade croissants recipes. For instance, the dough can be prepared not only in such a way, but with a puff pastry, when flour and butter are combined and then kneaded into a bun. It can also be left in a fridge for at least 5 hours. You may use anything for the filling, but you can cook them empty as well and you may easily sprinkle it with chocolate glaze.
The highest calorie food speaks for itself when it comes to the healthiness of any bakery product. Croissants are very nutritious, so we can surely say that a couple of them can be a great breakfast. Chocolate filling even helps dealing with stress. It turns out that our homemade croissants are perfect anti-depressant and energy booster at the same time. Cook croissants on weekends, eat them for breakfast and enjoy such a wonderful start of the day. That’s it, the recipe is over. So don't waste your time and start cooking it immediately. But, most importantly, treat your loved ones with this delicious and nutritious breakfast, as real French do!