Cheese croissants which taste perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Irresistible and so delicious!
I was going to do this recipe a little later, but then, a lot of people have asked for it ever since I put up the picture on Facebook. Especially Deeps, so this one is for, Deeps! These are just cheese dinner rolls shaped as cheese croissants but they taste so yummy. They go very well with any continental kind side dish for dinner, with eggs for breakfast and even with tea, if you make their mini versions!
I was trying to get some fun facts on croissants when I was writing up this post. Apparently, croissants are not French born as most people think. They were first made in Austria and not France 🙂 The ‘kipferi’ is a crescent shaped sweet made with nuts and other fillings inside a flaky bread, and this is supposed to be the origin of the croissants. The French queen Marie Antoinette who was Austrian was supposed to be a big fan of the ‘kipferi’ and legend says that she missed it so much that she requested the royal bakers in France to attempt making it and thus was born the ‘croissants’. Of course, another story goes that August Zang, an Austrian officer opened a bakery in Paris in 1839 and started serving ‘kipferi’ which eventually got modified into a croissant.
Isn’t it amazing when we read all these stories on how food has evolved through the ages! Ask anyone and they would say croissants are French, but then they are not! Its like the samosa, isn’t it? Like how most people believe they originated in India but they are an import from the Middle East! Ask anyone and they will tell you samosas are unanimous with India 🙂
These cheese croissants are sure a big hit at my home! Have a try in baking them and you will be stumped by the delicious taste!