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5 Interesting Facts About the History of Pastries

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5 Interesting Facts About the History of Pastries

5 Interesting Facts About the History of Pastries

, 5 Interesting Facts , About the History of Pastries.

With National Pastry Day celebrated annually on Dec.

9, you may be curious to find out where exactly these sweet treats came from.

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Here are five interesting facts about the history of pastries.

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1.

, The 1821 destruction of a French pastry shop in Mexico caused a Pastry War between France and Mexico which lasted for roughly a year.

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2.

, In the 17th century, nun convents in Italy made their own specialty pastries, which were baked from ancient recipes and sold to the public.

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3.

, In 1838, the first Austrian bakery was opened in Paris, France.

The pastries it sold later inspired the invention of the croissant.

4.

, The Egyptians were among the first to make pastries with their honey cakes, sweet tarts and date-stuffed dumplings.

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5.

, Pastry baking first became a fashionable practice in Britain during the 17th century as bakers began to focus on elaborate decorations and techniques.


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