the croissant

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Croissant information and links

  • Croissants are named for its historical crescent shape and, like other viennoiserie, are made of a layered yeast-leavened dough.
  • The dough is layered with butter, rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a thin sheet, in a technique called laminating.
  • The process results in a layered, flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry.
  • Crescent-shaped breads have been made since the Renaissance, and crescent-shaped cakes possibly since antiquity.
  • In the late 1970s, the development of factory-made, frozen, pre-formed but unbaked dough made them into a fast food that can be freshly baked by unskilled labor.