National Croissant Day calls for a visit to your favourite bakery and grabbing some fresh croissants.
Pancakes, waffles, croissants, pastries, and the list goes on. If you are wondering what we are listing here, then let us tell you that these are some of the American favourites. To celebrate the flaky, buttery pastry, 30th January of every year is observed as National Croissant Day in the United States.
History and Background
The celebration of this day for the first time is unknown. However, there are various stories to how and where croissants were born. Most of us only know it as a French speciality, while it actually originated in Austria under the name ‘kipferls’. One story says that Marie Antoinette introduced this Austrian delight to France when she married into a French Royal Family. The French bakers created the croissants as a fancier version of the authentic ‘kipferls’.
Well, we cannot be sure that this is how croissants originated, all we know is that we love them and we are celebrating it today. It seems as though this day was first observed somewhere in between 2001 and 2006. Croissants are the crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The key to baking a perfect croissant is laminating the dough with butter.
Celebrating National Croissant Day
The best way is to give a shout out to your favourite bakery today. Visit the bakery, buy a croissant from them and tag them on social media as well if you can. You can also try out baking your own croissants. Take an online baking class or if you do bake then conduct a class. Enjoy this day however you please but make sure to eat a croissant today.