April 10 is celebrated as National Cinnamon Crescent Day. Keep reading to learn more about crescent rolls and fun ways to celebrate the national day.
I’ve also compiled a list of crescent roll recipes for you. Why not bake up a batch of crescent rolls to honor this tasty national day?
April is a month full of national days devoted to all sorts of food. Check out the full list of April national food days here.
What are crescent rolls?
Crescent rolls are dough which is filled with sugar, and butter and then rolled and shaped into a crescent shape and baked until golden brown.
Adding cinnamon to the dough gives you an extra good source of fiber, iron, calcium, vitamin K and manganese. See more benefits of using cinnamon in your cooking here.
When were crescent rolls invented?
In 1965, the Pillsbury company launched a refrigerated crescent roll. This was also when the Pillsbury Doughboy first came on the scene.
The Pillsbury Doughboy was also known as “Poppin’ Fresh” and still represents Pillsbury’s refrigerated dough products today.
Before Pillsbury came out with their products, the croissant (which has the same shape) was made in Austria. So, those of you who think that France came up with the famous pastry, are a few countries away.
What is the difference between croissants and crescent rolls?
Both baked foods have layers of butter which makes the dough flaky when it is baked.
The main difference between a croissant and a crescent roll is the amount of time required to make it. Croissants are much richer in taste and flakier than crescent rolls.
How to celebrate National Cinnamon Crescent Day
- The best way to celebrate any food day is to get cooking with some new recipes. Check out some at the bottom of this page.
- Use the hashtag #nationalcinnamoncrescentday on social media to spread word about this tasty food day. Here is a tweet to get you started.
More national food days in April
Cinnamon crescent day is not the only national food day in April. There are lots of others, as well. Check out these tasty days:
- National Sweet Potato Day
- National Burrito Day
- National Grilled Cheese Day
- National Glazed Spiral Ham Day
- National Garlic Day
- National Pretzel Day
- National Cheese Ball Day
Recipes for National Cinnamon Crescent Day
These cinnamon crescent recipes will let you treat your family to all sorts of crescent rolls. Why not experiment with a new one today?