Croissant

Croissant or 'crescent' is a buttery and flaky pastry with a delightful crescent shape. Croissants are French in origin and are baked with flour, warm milk, sugar, eggs and yeast. They can be combined with cheese, mushroom, chicken, spinach and chocolate to create different flavors.

Croissant is called a crescent  because of its shape. Croissants are eaten during breakfast very often.

 

Ingredients and Preparation

The preparation of  the croissant is not very difficult. The ingredients required for the preparation of croissant dough are – wheat flour, salt, sugar, active dry yeast, milk and butter.

 

Croissants can be filled inside and toppings can be sprinkled on them just before putting them into oven for baking. There are various kinds of fillings which can be used in croissants such as meat filling, cheese filling, chocolate filling, fruit filling, etc. Dry fruits and nuts such as walnut, almond, cashew nut can be used as topping for greater nutritional worth.

 

Health and Nutritional Facts

Serving size – 1 piece (28 g)

 

Approximate value per serving (Calories - 114 cal, Fat – 6 g, Carbohydrates – 13 g, Protein – 2 g, Saturated Fat – 3 gm, Cholesterol – 19 mg, Sodium – 208 mg, Dietary fiber – 1 g, Sugar – 3 g)

 

Who should Avoid Eating Croissants?

 

Though they are very good, they are not for weight watchers as they usually contain high calories and fat.

 

The recent medical research have found that wheat consumption results in fatty stomach and when we reduce the wheat in our diet, wheat belly starts coming down.

 

Croissant Blogs

Foodie Thoughts For 30 January - National Croissant Day

Foodie Thoughts For 30 January - National Croissant Day On : 30-Jan-2008 By : CookingMyWay

Foodie fans, January 30 is the National Croissant Day. I don't get a chance to have them often but I love croissants.  Such buttery goodness can never be enjoyed in any other baked goodie. My fondest memory of croissants is the first time I saw the...

Syrian Fighters Ban Croissants

Syrian Fighters Ban Croissants On : 07-Aug-2013 By : thot4food

What harm would a humble croissant cause? Apparently a lot, if a religious judicial council in Syria's Aleppo region is to be believed. The council has issued a fatwa forbidding croissants as symbol of colonial oppression. The fatwa calls the...

Starbucks Testing New Croissants, Cakes, Muffins

Starbucks Testing New Croissants, Cakes, Muffins On : 08-Oct-2012 By : seasonal_foodie

  For those are already bored with the Starbucks menu, don't worry, the company is working hard to get new goodies for you. Some of the food items that are currently being tested at the nine San Francisco stores of Starbucks are...

Crogel – The First Hybrid Pastry Of 2014!

Crogel – The First Hybrid Pastry Of 2014! On : 14-Jan-2014 By : foodquest

  If 2013 saw the marriage between croissant and doughnut resulting into cronut and its other clones, the year 2014 seems to be the year of croissant-bagel union. A Connecticut bakery has brought out the year’s first hybrid pastry ...

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