Did you know that the croissant is not French or comes from France? Its curious origin

If we name you the word croissant it is quite likely that it comes to mind France, and then the succulent image of a mountain of these popular crescent-shaped buns that can be eaten alone or filled with different ingredients, including pastry creams, chocolate or fruit jams.

You can even split it in half and spread its halves with butter and jam, making it an equally popular breakfast not only in France but also in our country.

It basically consists of a kind of puff pastry bun that has a half moon shape (and not round shape as traditionally would correspond to this type of candy). It is usually made with puff pastry, yeast and Butter.

It can be salty or sweet. In fact, in sweet options, the most common thing is to add a kind of sweet jelly on top, which is what gives it that bright and shining aspect so deliciously characteristic.

Where does the croissant really come from?

Although actually the word croissant comes in reality from France, and means 'growing' in the sense of 'Lunar crescent' because of the shape of the bun, the truth is that its origin is not found in France.

In fact, some versions trace his birth to the city of Vienna, specifically to the year 1683, when the Ottoman soldiers commanded by Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa conquered most of the regions on the banks of the Danube and besieged Vienna.

Since this siege lasted too long, the general thought that he could enter the city by land, trying underneath it after digging a tunnel during the night. In this way there would be no reaction time.

That was how the plan was officially set in motion, but they did not have a guild that always works at night: the bakers. These, when hearing strange noises coming from the subsoil, gave the alarm and finally the invading army had to retreat.

In order to celebrate the victory, the bakers created a sort of crescent-shaped bun by adopting the symbol of the Ottoman Empire, which they baptized with the name of 'Lune Croissant'.

This is a version, because there is also another much less known one that places its origin in Austria, specifically in a convent. Apparently, some nuns of the same elaborated a species of buns or buns in the shape of a goat's horn.

And if we inquire a little more we also find another legend in which the invention is placed at the hands of Franz Georg Kolschitzky, a businessman of Polish origin installed in Vienna. According to it is counted, was able to cross the encirclement of the Ottoman army with the purpose of reuinir itself with Carlos V of Lorraine and thus to inform to him of the military situation.

After returning to the interior of the city, he convinced the authorities to persist in their resistance. Finally, with the victory of Vienna, he served coffee for the first time accompanied by some cupcakes in the shape of a crescent called Kipferi.

However, what is certain is that the croissant itself officially arrived in France at the end of the 18th century, from where it then spread to the rest of the world. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesFoods

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