Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday Medley ~ 1/30/19

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In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th. Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.
Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This nonlaminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.
Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant or try making your own using this recipe: Croissants recipe.

1.  Well, I do love croissants when they are fresh, but day-old croissants need to be turned into a donut.  I happen to really like the croissants that have a donut-like glaze on them!  Sugar overload but so good.  So... do you like croissants?  What is your favorite way to eat them?
Cronuts are DELISH and would be my favorite way to eat a croissant!
2.  Speaking of food... How do you handle stress?
Unfortunately, I handle stress with junk food but I'm trying to change that :)
3.  Out of the negative emotions of greed, anger, jealousy, and hate, which one would you say affects you the most?
I hate to admit to any of those but jealousy would probably be the one that affects me the most.
4.  Out of the positive emotions of compassion, positivity, enthusiasm, and initiative, which one is your biggest strength?
I humbly say compassion and hope that it is true.
5.  What do you get every time you go grocery shopping, other than the staples such as bread, milk, butter, flour, sugar...
That would be the above-mentioned junk food that is supposed to be for the hubby's lunch but so often gets emotionally eaten!
6.  Please tell us something random about your week so far.
It is supposed to get extremely cold over the next few days!  Stay warm!


  1. I love croissants! I like to make taco rolls with them, but I also enjoy just eating one with breakfast.

  2. I love croissants! I used to have them all the time but since I've become vegan is hard to finds the ones I can eat.
    it's so great that you have a national croisant day1!

    Ruth @Reading...Dreaming

  3. You know, I’ve never had a cronut. They sound deli.

  4. If I'd known it was National Croissant Day I'd have got some in lol. Cold here but I'm keeping warm indoors today.

  5. It is super cold here too. School was cancelled because of it. Loved your answers! Have a great day!

  6. Good grief, I'd never even heard of a cronut! but I do love croissants! It's beastly cold here too. Stay warm. Give the birds extra suet. :-)

  7. I have never had a cronut, I may have to try one!! I am so over the cold, snowy winter... we had it mild all Nov/Dec and most of Jan... to bam in a matter of 10 days we get it all at once... and to an extreme... brrrrr Have a great day!

  8. It's even cold for Florida! Thanks, I hate it. :)

  9. I try not to bring the junk food into my house, but there always seems to be something on sale. It totally gets all eaten up more when I'm bored, but when I'm stressed as well.


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