Bastille day or Fête Nationale is a French National Holiday to mark the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 by the Parisian revolutionaries, the start of the French Revolution. It became a national holiday the year after in 1790.
We think this is a perfect excuse to tuck into some freshly baked home made French pastries!!
Here is our favourite croissant recipes, from Paul Hollywood's collection.
- 500g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting
- 10g salt, plus a pinch for the eggwash
- 80g caster sugar
- 10g instant yeast
- 300ml cool water
- 300g chilled unsalted butter, preferably a good-quality Normandy butter
- 1 medium egg to glaze
|Dualit 1000w Stand Mixer|