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JANUARY 30, 2020 | NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY – January 30

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal.  Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  

The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.

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Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This nonlaminated bread is more like a roll.

Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCroissantDay

Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant. Be sure to give your baker a shout out, too! Of course, you can always try baking your own. We’ve even provided a recipe to try. 

Croissants recipe.

Use #NationalCroissantDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY HISTORY

The earliest we’ve found the observance being celebrated is in 2006. National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this buttery food holiday.

On Deck for January 31, 2020

Recipe of the Day

Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Prep:  10 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Total Prep:  20 minutes
Servings:  4 servings; yields 1 quart

Ingredients:

4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar over medium heat. Stir to a light yellow and well combined.

In a separate small pan add milk and warm over medium-low heat, until it begins to simmer. Do not stir.

Slowly add milk to egg and sugar mixture, stirring continuously.

Return to heat and bring to 165 degrees. Do not allow to boil.

Immediately remove from the heat.

Pour into airtight container and chill.

Once thoroughly chilled, stir in heavy cream and vanilla extract.

Process in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.

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