How do you say "petit fours"?
Actually, it's "petits fours" in the plural, "petit four" in the singular - a classic French bakery treat with a classic French pronunciation. "Petits" loses the last two letters to sound like "pet-ee"; "fours" loses the "s" to sound like "four".
However, language (like baking!) is always evolving, and the formerly incorrect "petit fours" has made it into the dictionary.
Who made the first petit fours?
The French, during the 1800's. Petit fours became incredibly popular and spread all across the ruling classes in Europe.