|Type||Pastry or bread|
|Course||Breakfast or snack|
|Place of origin||France|
|Main ingredients||Varies by type|
Viennoiseries (French pronunciation: [vjɛnwazʁi], "things of Vienna") are baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough in a manner similar to bread, or from puff pastry, but with added ingredients (particularly eggs, butter, milk, cream and sugar), which give them a richer, sweeter character that approaches that of pastry. The dough is often laminated.
Viennoiseries are typically eaten at breakfast or as snacks.
Examples include: croissants; Vienna bread and its French equivalent, pain viennois, often shaped into baguettes; brioche; pain au chocolat; pain au lait; pain aux raisins; chouquettes; Danish pastries; xuixo; bugnes; and chausson aux pommes.
The popularity of Viennese-style baked goods in France began with the Boulangerie Viennoise, which was opened by August Zang in 1839. The first usage of the expression pâtisseries viennoises appeared in 1877 in a book by the French author Alphonse Daudet, Le Nabab. However, the use of puff pastry came later and is a method that is French, not Viennese.
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