When celebrating the birthday of the kids the Chrono Diet blog, requires some beautiful biscuits. What kind of birthday is it without some lovely serving croissants? But before our healthy recipe let we see where have from croissants come.
Does croissant originate from France?
The French celebrated it, but believe it or not; the croissant not created in the land of the chansons. Croissants created during the Turkish siege of Vienna 1683. Year. The Osmans have tried to conquer this city once a hundred years before but without success. But the Austrians knew that eventually, they would return. It happened one morning, in 1683. Preparing for defense, Austria asked France for help. The French thought they should help them, because if the Turks would win Austria, sooner or later they would move further to the west of Europe. But France canceled last-minute assistance, infusing the Austrians who were left hanging.
That morning, the bakery, as usual, got up first and spotted the Turkish military. Then the whole town’s up and running for the counter-attack. Vienna successfully defended, although a lot of people from the environment were killed or taken into slavery. In order, to immortalize that moment, the bakery made a half-moon bagel, which is a symbol of the Osman Empire, the Crescent, and called it the French “croissant ” as it expressed dissatisfaction with the French who did not send them promised help. The Vienna defense, Turkey, has been weakened, thus preventing its further penetration of the West.
It’s not entirely satisfied who brought this calorie bomb to France. According to one version, it was Maria Antoinette, the last queen of France, and on the other, August Zhang, an Austrian officer who opened the Vienna bakery in Paris on the 30th year of the 19th century. Initially, the croissant was a symbol of luxury, but at the end of the 19th century the rich are turning to brioche, and the croissant becomes a favorite of the middle-class members.
How the bakery makes original croissant?
The 57-gram croissant has 231 calories. The main ingredient is butter, and there are flour, yeast, water, salt, eggs, sugar, milk. The correct measures depend on the bakery because each master has a prescription. Only in the 20th century, this delicacy begins to made of a puff pastry.
The French national product of the croissant becomes 1920. And today, every Sunday, the French eat 50 million croissants.
As our health does not allow to eat yeast, milk, sugar and wheat flour, we had to find the recipe for croissants healthily.
Chrono Butter Croissants
- 350 gr spelt flour
- 200 ml of warm carbonated mineral water
- Two tbsp olive oil
- 10 gr baking powder
- One teaspoon sea salt
- 200 gr butter
- One egg yolk
- flaxseed or sesame
- A little bit of water
- In a large bowl stir flour, baking powder and salt. Then add mineral water and oil, make dough on the floured surface and leave it standing for 20 minutes.
- After that, divide the dough into eight parts and make a ball from each. Roll one piece of the ball on a floured board, and grate the before frozen butter over, all the way until the last dough reached.
- Put the dough in the fridge for an hour.
- On the floured surface develop the thin dough.
- With a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the circle into equal pie-shaped wedges. Croissants can fill by anything. Roll the edges loosely toward the point. Shape each roll into a crescent and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Brush croissants with beaten egg yolk and a little bit of water and sprinkle with flaxseed or sesame. Bake at 220 ° C for 15 minutes, then reduce to 160 ° C for another 10 minutes or until golden.