You may be surprised to know that croissants are actually the French version of an older Austrian pastry called Kipferl. The French version is a little lighter and flakier, and named for its crescent shape.
Today is National Croissant Day. Croissants are readily available everywhere from drive-thru breakfast sandwiches, to the coffee shops on every corner, to our local groceries. You can even make them from scratch. The recipe isn’t difficult, but it is time consuming, so I tend to buy mine at the supermarket. But when I want to make a quick and easy dish using croissants I buy a tube of crescent rolls from the grocery refrigerator case, and roll my desired fillings inside of each triangular piece of dough. I stuff them full enough that the fillings become the star of the meal. The process is fast and the result satisfying, though unlikely to win any food awards.
I’m using this quick process to make the Ham and Cheese Croissants from Easy Weekly Meals for College Students pictured here. Give it a try if you’d like a fast, yummy, and inexpensive way to enjoy “home-baked” croissants for National Croissant Day. Or, like our Facebook Page today to receive a free copy of that recipe.