International croissant day, exquisite celebration

International croissant day, exquisite celebration


By Mercy Ramos

The croissant is a crescent-shaped bread of Austrian origin, although its version of puff pastry comes from France and is one of the most consumed in the world.

This muffin has different names, depending on the regions and customs. In Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela it is known as "Cachito"; “Cruasán”(closer to its French name).In Paraguay and Uruguay they call it “halfmoons” and in other Latin American countries they call it “little crabs” or “little horns”.

You can find the croissant filled with sweet fruits, such as guava, strawberry, other fruits, or chocolate and also salty with ham, sausage or meat. But what can be said is that the croissant is very well received at any time of the day.

According to the most widespread legend, when in the 17th century the Turks decided to attack Vienna by surprise during the night, the bakers working at that time were the defenders of the city, catching the invaders off guard and forced them to retreat.

It is said the then Austrian Emperor Leopold decided to decorate the bakers and the latter, in gratitude, prepared two loaves, one called "Emperor" and the other "Halbmond", "half moon" in English.

However, the croissant recipe, as it is known today, was published in France in 1905 and since 1950, it has been a traditional bread roll at the Gauls' breakfast.

Due to its overwhelming acceptance around the world, due to its exquisite flavor, aroma and crunchy texture, it was decided to celebrate the International Croissant Day on January 30.

So don't think twice, surely you also have a preference for that muffin. Then go out and buy it at the nearest bakery to celebrate this day, or better yet, prepare it at home, the whole family will appreciate it.