The history of the croissant
It is believed to have been created in Austria, specifically Vienna, in the late 17th century, to commemorate the lifting of the siege of Vienna by the Turkish army in 1683. The shape of the croissant, which resembles a crescent, is said to symbolize the crescent on the Turkish flag. The croissant was brought to France by an Austrian officer in the late 18th century and quickly became popular in Paris. The traditional French croissant is made with a laminated dough, which is a type of dough that is layered with butter and folded multiple times to create flaky layers. Today, croissants can be found all over the world and come in a variety of flavors and fillings.