Every country is famous for some type of signature food. France is famous for some foods that are not usually eaten in other places. Escargots, or snails and frog’s legs are regular dishes. However, some French food items are universally accepted and eaten. French croissants are eaten for breakfast lunch or dinner by people all over the world. A French croissant can be turned into a dessert or a meal, depending on what the individual is in the mood for. France also gave French croissants their name. Croissant is French for crescent.
• Even though France is famous for its French croissants, the first croissant was actually made in Austria. However, it was soon adopted by France and the recipe was changed to include the egg mixture being brushed across the crescent shaped dough before baking. French croissants are buttery, with a flaky crust. Butter is folded into every layer of a French croissant. The process can be very time consuming but makes for a delicious layered dough. Although French croissants are famous for being layered with butter, it is very common for a French croissant in France to be made with margarine.
• People in many countries use French croissants to make sandwiches; usually the French eat them for breakfast. A popular way to eat a French croissant in France is by dipping into one’s morning coffee, or spreading preserves on it. Sunday brunches and morning tea times in France often include French croissants as part of the meal. Not all French croissant are the ones that American are used to. Despite the name, a French croissant can be shaped into many different things besides crescents. Some French croissants are triangular, other are shaped like cones, knots or diamonds. It is the ingredients in the dough, and not the shape, that makes a French croissant. The most important thing about French croissants is that they are made with the layered dough that makes the inside flaky. French croissants can be filled with chocolate as well.
• French cafes and bakeries are famous for their treats. Almost any bakery or cafe will serve French croissants, no matter what other types of food they have. In other countries, the best French croissants can usually be found in French bakeries. In America, a popular way to use French croissants is by splitting them open and layering one with ham and cheese or other cold cuts. The breakfast food can then be used at lunch time as well. Since French croissants are already very buttery, it is rare to spread more butter on them. However, they go good with a number of foods and drinks and can replace dinner rolls at a meal.
France is famous for its French croissants. While French bread is also popular, it is French croissants that are one of the most popular breakfast items today in many countries.