National Croissant DayJanuary 30, 2017 by John Detloff
National Croissant Day is held annually on January 30th in the United States. The famous croissant that everyone loves is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry named for its crescent shape. This pastry is made of yeast dough with butter that is rolled and layered many times. For all my chef friends out there, we know how painful this process can be and what an art form it is to make a great pastry dough. The process results in layered, flaky, delicious dough.
The croissant is a staple in Austrian and French bakeries. Legend has it that the croissant’s origin is from Viennese bakers who invented it to celebrate the defeat of the Ottoman invaders. The shape was formed in the crescent that we know today from their flag. If you are a fan of this popular type of pastry, today is the perfect day to enjoy a nice flaky croissant.