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A ham and cheese croissant

The croissant is a type of bread. It is shaped like a crescent moon. It is usually a breakfast food. It is also called a crescent.[1] It can also be called a crescent roll, although a crescent roll may be smaller.[2] It is not a quick bread. It is made of a variant of puff pastry.

History[change | change source]

Breads shaped like crescents have been around since medieval times. Croissants used to be high-class food. Now they can be bought frozen which can be cooked with only a little work.

References[change | change source]

  1. Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. crescent.
  2. Williamson, Charles Norris (1906). Rosemary: A Christmas Story. A.L. Burt. p. 43. On a small table at her side a tray had been left, with the remains of dejeuner; a jug stained brown with streaks of coffee; a crumbled crescent roll...