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Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Kipfel

Chipper Dipper!                                                         Brandy Alexander

Melt-in-the mouth fluffy, flaky goodness no one can deny!
National Croissant Day

A Bit of Croissant History: Stories of the roll being made in the shape of the crescent of the Turkish flag, after the defeat of the Turks in the Siege of Vienna in 1683, are a perpetuated myth. The croissant is descendant of the Austrian kipfel, a crescent roll that was brought to Paris in 1938 or 1939 by August Zang, an Austrian military officer. The kipfel was ultimately interpreted into puff pastry by the French, where it achieved immortality as the croissant.
http://www.joyofkosher.com/2012/01/national-croissant-day/
Five Fun Facts
The Croissant: A rich, buttery, crescent-shaped roll made of puff pastry that layers yeast dough with butter
 Any type of bread is enhanced when slathered with flavorful butter...to layer dough with butter has to be the epitome of buttery goodness! Croissants, at their height of goodness, are served warm with more butter and a touch of jam if you like the extra sweet taste. A sweet croissant might even have chocolate baked into the pastry. Of course, the croissant can also be savory or plain. A savory croissant might be filled with ham and cheese, or bacon and onions, just for starters.

Begin the day with the recipe for ...

http://sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/andallthetrimmings/croissant-french-toast-with-caramel-apples/
 Croissant French Toast with Caramel Apples

Oooh, la la: Take the French croissant 'outside the box'...

http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=30548
Recipes for...
http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=30548
CHOCOLATE CROISSANT BREAD PUDDING TRIFLE

http://www.cdispatch.com/lifestyles/article.asp?aid=30548
BACON AND CHIVE CROISSANT STRATA 
 
Among the everyday comfort foods is the sandwich so why not follow The Foodie Patootie's recipe suggestion and have a...
 
http://thefoodiepatootie.com/recipes/national-croissant-day/
Steak, Arugula, Provolone Croissant Sandwich
Now, that is a mouthful!


Need some more ideas? Click HERE for many varieties of croissants from classics to hybrids...eat and enjoy!

Is your mouth watering yet?