National Pastry Day:
Who doesn’t love pastries? If you have a sweet tooth and if you love pastries, you should be thrilled to celebrate National Pastry Day on December 9 every year.
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Why National Pastry Day?
The tiny sweet pastry is one of the delicious desserts for everyone. Thus, there are enough reasons to celebrate this day. Following are some of the major reasons why people observe this day!
Get an excuse to indulge
Everyone is a lover of carbs, sugar, and fats. No doubt all these ingredients are not the healthiest to put in your body. But, if there is one day in a year when you can celebrate and enjoy all these ingredients, it is the national pastry day. So, get ready to bring lots of pastries, donuts, croissants, and eclairs because the day is all about an excuse to indulge in taste.
Celebration of skills
In the culinary world, becoming a pastry chef is not an easy task. It takes lots of training and professionalism to perfect the art of cooking pastries. There is lots of chemistry and physics involved in the curation of delicious pastries. It is very easy to screw up a pastry, if you don’t get the measurement and the ingredients right. The job of preparing delicious pastries also requires a lot of creativity. Pastry chiefs don’t get much acclamation as compared to regular chefs. Thus, this day gives a reason to applaud all pastry chefs.
Celebration of savory
When we say the word, “pastry,” our mind jumps to a dough-based sweet. But, there are tons of delicious savory pastries too. You can celebrate this holiday by having a pastry for your main course. So, celebrate delicious savory on National Pastry Day.
This is an annual celebration that is feasted on December 9th of Every year. Thus, it is yet another fun-filled holiday and celebration for all foodies. The day is celebrated to encourage people to prepare and eat pastries.
How can we celebrate National Pastry Day?
There are many ways to celebrate ,
- Start baking. Choose your favorite recipes and try millions of amazing ways to bake different flavors of pastry.
- You can also invite some of your friends and family members to enjoy your skill of pastry baking.
- You can also visit a local bakery and give them a shout out on social media by using #nationalpastryday.
Interesting facts about National Pastry Day:
- The history of pastries can be traced back to the ancient Mediterranean when the pastries were as thin as paper.
- The art of pastry-making began in Northern Europe after the crusaders brought it back from the Mediterranean region.
- French and Italian chefs perfected the puff and choux pastries in the 17th and 18th-century chefs who brought the recipes to the table. They also included innovative recipes like cream puffs and eclairs.
History of National Pastry Day:
The history, origin, as well as the founder of this day is still unknown. But, pastry as a dessert has a long-lasting tradition. As per historical facts, pastry has been in existence since 2600 B.C. The word pastry is given to a variety of baked items. It is made by using ingredients like flour, sugar, milk, butter, baking powder, and eggs.
Pastry, basically is a dough made up of flour that can be savoury or sweetened. The sweetened types of pastries are called confectionery. Infact, tarts, cakes, and other sweet baked goods are also called pastries. Pastries are mostly tiny and sweet. Different types of pastries are also decorated with frostings and nuts. The pastry dough is put into the oven and then eaten as dessert and snacks. The dough is first rolled out thinly and then used as a base for baked products.
In the 7th century, pastry-making developed as a form of culinary art in the Middle East. A few years later, it spread to Europe. Later the French and the Italian chefs developed their own style of pastry making. In comparison to bread, pastries have higher fat content. Thus, it has a flaky and crumbly texture.
A good quality pastry is lightweight, airy, and fatty. The shortcrust pastries are known as the most common type of pastry. The making of pastry requires utmost care while blending of fat and flour before addition of any liquid. The sweet crust pastry is similar to the shortcrust but it is much sweeter. The flaky type of pastry has different layers that expand when cooked. The puffy pastries have many layers when it is baked. The choux pastry is quite lightweight that is filled with cream and other fillings.
So, what are you waiting for? Get excited to celebrate #nationalpastryday by baking delicious pastries. If you don’t know how to prepare pastry, visit your local bakery and enjoy different flavors of delicious pastries.