National Fig Newton Day
The 16th of January is National Fig Newton Day, and every year National Fig Newton Day honors a delicious pastry that is loved all over the world.
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Why National Fig Newton Day?
Fig Newtons have been a popular pastry for over a century, so it’s no surprise they have their very own day.
Many doctors concluded that digestive issues caused most diseases before the nineteenth century. They suggested eating cookies and fruit every day as a treatment. Fig rolls, which were always manufactured locally and by hand, were the perfect response to their advice.
Newtons are a pastry covered with fig paste and are a Nabisco trademarked variant of the fig roll. Many entrants, including generic fig bars, have copied the rare and distinctive shape of Fig Newtons.
Physicians started recommending an improvement of biscuits and fruit in one’s diet as a cure for intestinal issues in the 19th century, and Fig Newtons were born. As a result, fig rolls became a common food commodity, and Charles Roser invented the machine to inject fig paste into a dough in 1891. Charles Roser, a Philadelphia baker, and fig fanatic, invented and patented the machine that injected fig paste into a dense pastry dough in 1891. Roser’s recipe was later acquired by the Kennedy Biscuit Company of Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. After buying the formula, they started mass manufacturing. The F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery baked the first Fig Newtons in 1891. The pastries were named after the town of Newton, Massachusetts, by the corporation.
The Kennedy Biscuit Company and the New York Biscuit Company combined to form Nabisco after recently being affiliated. The fig roll became a Nabisco commodity after many commercial negotiations, and the name was shortened to “Fig Newton.”
A soft cookie packed with fig jam is known as a fig newton. The mass manufacturing of Fig Newtons was made possible by the machine invented in 1891. James Henry Mitchell devised a mechanism that functioned as a funnel inside a funnel, with the inner funnel supplying jam and the outside funnel supplying dough, resulting in an infinite stretch of filled cookie that was then split into smaller sections.
How Can We Observe National Fig Newton Day:
Make your fig rolls
You’ve got Fig Newtons from the supermarket. Why not try your hand at making your own? They’re pretty easy to make, and there are a variety of recipes available on the internet. What you’ll need are some figs and some basic baking ingredients available in most kitchens.
Make a fig newton cake or pie.
Don’t limit yourself to Fig Newtons. Prepare a Fig Newton cake or pie crust with your baking materials. Cakes made from Fig Newtons can be made in a variety of ways. There are also some Fig Newton pie crust recipes! It goes well with pumpkin pie, which is a smart idea to have on hand as fall approaches!
Enjoy your meal!
You’ve made (or purchased, which is just as appropriate and delicious) all of these incredible desserts, so enjoy them! Invite your friends or family over for a meal. Alternatively, you may eat it all yourself. Create your Fig Newtons, Fig Rolls, or Fig Newtons. This delicious bar attracts people of all ages. It comes in a variety of varieties, but the most common is fig. It’s delicious with coffee, tea, or juice. They go well with coffee in the morning and are easy to transport. Tea in the afternoon? Fig Newtons are the ideal snack to go with your hot beverage. Other warm beverages, such as hot beer, go well for them as well. They’re a fantastic match, particularly at this time of year when it’s cold outside. Use hashtags #Nationalfignewtonday #enjoyfignewtons #makefignewtons #lovefignewton and show some love!
Interesting Facts about National Fig Newton Day:
- The Initial Batch
The F.A. Kennedy Steam Bakery was the first to bake Fig Newtons.
- Even more
Moore and Green teamed up to form the National Biscuit Company or N.B.C. for short.
- Origin of name
“Fig Newtons is named after either Sir Isaac Newton or the town of Newton, Massachusetts,” according to Nabisco.
Fig Newtons is one of America’s first commercially baked goods.
History of National Fig Newton Day:
The Kennedy Biscuit Works in Cambridge port, Massachusetts, invented this famous snack food. Many of their cookies were named after local towns; the “Newton” in Fig Newton is a reference to the nearby area. They may also be named after Isaac Newton.