National Peach Cobbler Day:
Every year, the Americans observe the 13th day of April as the National Peach Cobbler Day to commemorate the classic American dessert- peach cobbler, an American dessert packed with nutrition and taste.
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Why National Peach Cobbler Day?
It is often said in the United States that if you have juicy fresh berries and some dough, you have a cobbler. A cobbler is a deep-dish baked fruit dessert with a pie dough topping or a thick dropped-biscuit. And when you pack the dessert with the stuffing of juicy peaches, voila, a peach cobbler! Bearing a resemblance to a peach pie, a peach cobbler is a lot easier to cook with only a biscuit dough as the top crust is baked along with the fruit filling, unlike a pie.
Peach cobbler marks its birth in the mid-1800s, tied to the early American settlers from Europe. When westward expansion in America took off, it saw a surge in its popularity across the country as a breakfast serving and as a dessert attached to the main course. When the settlers moved west, they had an urge to consume the then-American classic pudding. But, the westward movement made the fruits like peaches, plums, and cherries, grown on the East side of the country hard to be accessed from the West. Also, the settlers did not find preserves and foods with added baking powder fit for fine cuisine, so they cobbled together some fruit fillings with plain biscuit dough resting on top, and the result tasted more than satisfactory. Though the cuisine had similarities with a cobbled street in appearance, it is suspected to be a reason for the name ‘cobbler’ attached with it. Further, to bake the fruit-filled cobblers, they used to heat the dessert in campfire ‘Dutch Ovens’ as they did not have real ovens.
Later, the word spread like fire in other parts of the country, and the cuisine was highlighted in the local streets. Despite the rising popularity of peach cobblers, people usually avoided serving it to guests as an offering those days, but now things have changed for the better. Thus, to commemorate peach cobbler, a classic American dessert, the United States observes the day as National Peach Cobbler Day.
How Can We Observe National Peach Cobbler Day?
Americans celebrate their favorite dessert in several ways. Some recommendations for rejoicing the day could be as follows.
- Curate your recipe
Peach cobbler is an amazingly easy dessert to put your mindful creations at trial. Design your recipes for the dessert and bowl over the world with your innovations.
- Call over your friends and family
Invite your family members and friends for a home party and greet them with a mouthful of peach cobblers as a welcome honor. This could be a tasty get together.
- Spread sweetness
Share about the day on social media using hashtags like #NationalPeachCobblerDay or #PeachCobblerLove or #PeachInCobblers. Tell people about stories related to the day, or you may also share different recipes to make peach cobblers at home and help others create sweet memories of the day.
Interesting Facts About National Peach Cobbler Day:
Let’s fasten your seatbelts to glide into the world of some amazing facts related to peach cobblers and their day, which will amaze you-
- Peach Cobbler Day has a sister day named National Cherry Cobbler Day celebrated on the 17th of May annually.
- The Day is observed on the 13th of April, but fresh peaches are available from mid to late summer.
- The first National Peach Cobbler Day was actually an effort to boost the sales of canned peaches during the off-season, and hence, it is celebrated in the month of April annually.
- The year 2007 witnessed the world’s largest peach cobbler at the Georgia Peach Festival that was more than 11 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 8 inches deep.
- There are 419 calories in 1 cup of Peach Cobbler.
- The dessert gets the name “cobbler” because the dough looks so rough, it almost appears as if it were cobbled together. But, the taste beats the appearance.
History Of National Peach Cobbler Day:
This day was first celebrated to promote the sale of canned peaches by the Georgia Peach Council in the 1950s. This was an effort made by the council to foster the sale of peaches during the off-seasons as April isn’t the time of year to ask for fresh peaches to take back home.