Strawberry Breakfast Crescents
A croissant is a buttery flaky viennoiserie pastry named for its well known crescent shape. Croissants and other viennoiserie are made of a layered yeast-leavened dough. The dough is layered with butter, rolled and folded several times in succession, then rolled into a sheet, in a technique called laminating. The process results in a layered, flaky texture, similar to a puff pastry.
Crescent-shaped food breads have been made since the Middle Ages, and crescent-shaped cakes possibly since antiquity.
Croissants have long been a staple of French bakeries and pâtisseries. In the late 1970s, the development of factory-made, frozen, pre-formed but unbaked dough made them into a fast food which can be freshly baked by unskilled labor. The croissanterie was explicitly a French response to American-style fast food, and today 30–40% of the croissants sold in French bakeries and patisseries are frozen.
Try this crescent recipe made with Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls and Betty Crocker® Fruit RollUps® Strawberry Fruit Snack from Pillsbury.
- servings 8
- 1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
- 4 rolls Betty Crocker® Fruit RollUps® Strawberry Fruit Snack
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 to 3 teaspoons milk