Croissant - traditional French and Austrian cuisines small bakery confection crescent shaped stuffed or not. Despite the enormous popularity of French and Francophone name, according to one historical versions, croissants first produced Viennese bakers in 1689, although the bread in the shape of a crescent was popular before, for example, the Middle East (there are even versions that such bread in form a crescent symbol of Islam Muslims invented it). In French cuisine, and even culture as a whole croissant is a kind of national symbol. France is the use of traditional croissants for breakfast with a cup of coffee or cocoa. In addition, croissants Breakfast is usually included in the menu of most hotels in the world (so-called European continental breakfast), designed for the reception of visitors from Europe.