National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Celebrated on 27th November, the National Bavarian Cream Pie Day gives you the perfect reason to chuck your diet and enjoy the sweet liberty, with a slice of delicious pie and light cream. Also known as Crème bavaroise or Bavarois, it is a heavenly dessert made of custard, gelatin, combined with different flavors, even liqueur.
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Why Bavarian Cream Pie Day?
The Bavarian Cream Pie has not only infiltrated the top dessert list but even some popular jokes. A classic Joke that’s been retold and reinvented for many years is the “Bavarian Cream Pie joke”, that narrates the story of a soldier at the end of the second world war in Germany, who tasted the Bavarian Cream pie at a cafe. When he realizes he has only a few months to live, he accomplishes impossible feats even to the point of losing his arms and legs to come to Germany and have the Bavarian Cream Pie for one last time.
This finger-licking Dessert is thought to be the brain-child of the famous French chef Marie-Antione Carême, who practiced the high art of french cooking also known as “grande cuisine” or “haute cuisine”. He established and abolished many of the French Cooking techniques and practices. In the early 19th century France, luxury hotels, and gourmet restaurants served this delectable dessert, and Carême is given the credit for perfecting this gelatin-based pastry cream.
By the 1900’s the advent of technological solutions for cornstarch extraction, led to the mass production of instant custard mixes and pudding that aided in popularizing desserts such as Bavarian Cream pie.
The Bavarian Cream is a custard with gelatin, that is poured into the molds and is used after refrigerating. Before the ever so cool refrigerators came into the picture, the 18th and 19th-century chefs had a difficult time. Hermetically sealed airtight containers were used to store the cream and were placed in a bucket of salted, crushed ice until the mixture was set. The chefs who made the Bavarian cream probably had access to the best available utensils as they were employed by the princes of Bavaria.
The flavored Bavarian cream pie is made by pouring the cream into a pie crust which can be made of flour, lard, graham crackers, or crumbled cookies. It is then allowed to chill until set. It consists of a cooked egg custard layer with whipped cream and toppings. Other variations inspired by the Bavarian cream pie include Boston cream pie and coconut cream pie.
Bavarian Cream pies are even used for pieing (throwing a pie at someone’s face )as it is cream-based. The pie in the face day is celebrated on the same day, one might even venture to say, ‘that’s like hitting two birds with a pie’!
The Bavarian cream pie stands out among all the other pies because of the variety of flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, and banana that can be incorporated in the cream preparation, resulting in numerous recipes. Having a Bavarian cream pie gives you the feeling of having a pie and cake at the same time!
How To Observe Bavarian Cream Pie Day?
– If you have never tasted this amazing Dessert, this is the day!
-You can try out the dessert at your local bakery or favorite restaurant.
-If you are into cooking, try the recipe at home and share with your friends and family
In case your pie doesn’t turn out very well, you can also celebrate this day by pieing someone, as Pie in the face day is also celebrated on the same day.
-Like the soldier of the Bavarian cream Pie joke, enjoy a piece of pie at Bavaria, if you love traveling!
-Don’t forget to use the #NationalBavarianCreamPieDay in your posts and pictures.
Interesting Facts About National Bavarian Cream Pie Day:
–Pie in the face day is celebrated on the same day as Bavarian Cream Pie Day!
– Bavarian delicacies are broad-spectrum and involve Bavarian cream donuts, Bavarian dessert pizza. Vegan Bavarian Cream Filled Donuts are also available and are baked by Larzon bakery.
-Bavarian cream was introduced to the US in 1884 by Mrs. D.A.Lincoln in the Boston Cooking School Cookbooks. In 1896, Fannie Merrit Farmer shared the Bavarian cream recipe in the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.
-Chef Escoffier proposed that Bavarois can be replaced with the term Moscovite due to the preparation method of hermetically sealing and plunging into salted, crushed ice.
History Of National Bavarian Cream Pie Day:
The source of this day remains unknown, its origins can be traced to either Germany or France. The invention of this dessert is also attributed to a famous French Chef Marie-Antoine Carême.